Our Work Supporting Seafarers
Recognising and responding to the needs of seafarers is part of the Apostleship of the Sea’s pastoral care. Many seafarers suffer loneliness, far from home and cut off from their own culture, family and friends. We direct our support to where it is most needed.
The Apostleship of the Sea deploys its chaplains in Canada’s largest ports, where thousands of seafarers visit each year. Halifax, Montreal, Prince Rupert and Vancouver are among the busiest.
Each day that our chaplains and ship visitors climb a gangway they can meet any number of different situations.