Caring for Seafarers visiting Sydney
We exist to provide hope & renewal to Seafarers.
Ships don’t bring us goods, people do: seafarers. The seafarers job exposes them to some of the most dangerous, lonely and isolating conditions to bring us more than 99% of our merchandise.
Counselling, advocacy, transport and prayer (if requested).
Practical services and a safe place to relax and recharge.
Services to reconnect with loved ones and life on land.
Real stories.Harsh realities.
Where is a safe harbour for Seafarers? With us.
“My stomach hurt so bad my ship left me here in hospital alone [appendectomy]. I needed to tell my family I was OK. I tried but the hospital people couldn’t understand. They called Rev Tay. He came straight away with bathroom supplies – and what I needed most: an adaptor so I could charge my phone in Sydney. He helped me understand what was going on and visited me many times”.
& the human reality.
Seafarers hit Sydney ports each year & need support.
prevalence of depression and anxiety in Seafarers.
Are deeply concerned about ship safety & piracy.
Seafarers report being exhausted & sleep deprived.