Visiting and ministering to seafarers is often challenging, but a great privilege. We come alongside those who are sick in what many say is “a floating prison”.
In doing so we also really help and support their families back home and they, in turn, support us to care for their loved one. In Cork a Filipino seafarer was so thankful for the local Filipino community visiting him and helping him, even preparing some of his favourite dishes.
Many times when visiting ships we have learned of a crew member being ill or in pain. It is a privilege to come alongside and to pray with them. We’ve even seen a number of healings such as
There can be frequent hospital visits to seafarers.
Please support SCFS as we compassionately care for our sick and injured seafarer friends.
Cork Port Chaplain