The lonely seafarer
Your support will enable us to help seafarers such as Marco:
Severly burned in a fire whilst in the Port of Vitoria, Brazil, Marco spent many lonely, painful weeks in hospital. Far from friends and family, he was regularly visited, and comforted by our Port Chaplain, Ailton Ferreira de Souza. Ailton kept in touch with Marco's family, offering friendship and support, before helping the injured seafarer to return home.
Marco said, "It was so good to have you visiting me, talking, laughing and passing the time. My family also thank you for being there for me. I hope to see you again and that the Sailors' Society will stay in Vitoria - very important! Keep up the good work."
"95% of goods are transported by the sea"
"The seafarer spends on average 9 months at sea, far from family and friends"
"84% of seafarers have no access to telephone or internet facilities while at sea"
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