Sailors' Society

Sailors' Society

Charity information

Sailors' Society

Established in 1818, the Sailors' Society is an international maritime charity which provides practical, emotional and spiritual support to the world's merchant seafarers; upon whom we all depend.

Founded 1818

  • Mission statement

    Seafaring is a hard and often dangerous life, characterised by isolation and confinement. Spending months on end thousands of miles from families and friends, seafarers are far removed from the normal networks of support available to society on land. It is vital that when they arrive in port they have access to the support they need.

    The Society operates through a global network of interdenominational Port Chaplains. Sailors' Society Port Chaplains visit ships when they arrive in port to provide practical, emotional and spiritual support to the crews. The Sailors' Society supports all seafarers, without discrimination for their background, faith or nationality.

    The Society also provides support for retired seafarers, those unable to work due to ill health, and seafarers' wives, widows and children.

  • Aims

    Sailors' Society aims to:

    • Help to improve seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing
    • Help to strengthen family relationships for seafarers
    • Give emergency support in times of desperate need
  • Overview

    Established: March 1818

    Registered Charity Number: 237778

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 38

    Part time staff: 19

    Volunteers: 2066

    Phone number: 023 8051 5950

    Address: 350 Shirley Road Southampton Hampshire SO15 3HY

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