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Annually the Montreal container terminals and the trucks in appreciation of our Mariners House charitable work to Seafarers organized a fundraiser event. This afternoon I had attended at the one at the entrance of Gateway terminal 77. The organizers appreciated my participation as one among them. ... See MoreSee Less

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This evening we had the meeting with the AoS Toronto and Oshawa Chaplain 's and volunteers. Deacon Alban the Oshawa Associate Chaplain hosted us in his home and it was a wonderful meeting with eight present. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last Sunday we had a special mass praying for the Seafarer who fell over board in St.Laurent river here in Montreal. Today we had the feast day mass for the Seafarers on day of Assention of our Lord Jesus. All who participated in the mass were very happy that they were united in prayers with their families. ... See MoreSee Less

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As the port Chaplain at Montreal I have visited this ship Maersk Patras on Monday evening when she birthed into the Cast terminal pier No 77. The Agent and other officials were also present. The Immigration and the Police investigations were on until late night. The Seafarers were in shock of the incident of the Sri Lankan missing Seafarer falling overboard. I had contacted the family members in Sri Lanka and passed the information. When I was trying to console them they were requesting for my prayers for their slim glimpse of hope of his survival. I had also contacted the Sri Lankan embassy in Ottawa and provided them the requested information’s to do the needful. I am also in contact with the ITF inspector. I think at this point for whatever is beyond our control we can pray. But we should be able to do all possible means to help to the family with their last resort of compensation for the loss of their son at work on board. The most saddest part of it is that he was the only Sri Lankan. He boarded the ship only ten days before. Celebrated his birthday on the 17th and fallen overboard on the 19th. ... See MoreSee Less

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