Maritime Blessing for New Fire Fighting Vessels

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The Port of Authority of New South Wales CEO Phil Holliday invited MtS Sydney Principal Chaplain Rev Tay, assisted by Chaplain Retchie, to bless their two new fire fighting vessels during a traditional naming ceremony at Walsh Bay recently. The new vessels were named ‘Burra’ and ‘Girawaa’.

Commodore Rynd Joins MTS Syd Board

Commodore Christopher ‘Kit’ Rynd has joined the Mission to Seafarers Sydney Board sharing his experience of more than 45 years at sea

New Chair Inspired by Seafarers Lockdown Strength

“I cannot think of a person in the whole country who is better placed to lead this fine organisation” said retiring Chair Peter Janssen OAM as he handed over to Robert Dunn during our 2023 AGM.

So why did our new chair say yes to this volunteer role? See this short video (link from image) and read on to learn more.

Interview with Rev Un Tay: “Joyful service with compassion”

To say that the Rev Un Hui Tay is brimming over with the joy of the Lord would be a huge understatement. He always has a story or three, laughs almost more than he talks and looks a decade younger than his 59 years. All God’s doing, he assures me.

Pastor Tay bring this exuberant faith, and 40 years as a church planter, to his work as Principal Chaplain at Mission to Seafarers Sydney. He is excited about what the Mission can offer the mainly Asian crew of international freight vessels who have to live away from their loved ones in order to provide for them.

Port Authority and NSW Ports Donation for MTS’ Vaccination Program Work

The winners of DCN’s Seafarers Welfare Award 2021 have donated their $2900 prize money to Mission to Seafarer’s Sydney. The winners had been recognised for their work developing a state-wide, co-ordinated approach to vaccinating international seafarers across NSW  ports, a model that was soon replicated in other states. The award recipients, who were from the Port Authority of New South Wales and NSW Ports, requested the prize money “be passed along to the charity they felt deserved the praise for the initiative”. Mission to Seafarers Sydney has been integral in the delivery of the program, vaccinating over 2000 seafarers in our bus which had been converted into a mobile vaccination station.  See DCN 19th September for details.

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