Posts Tagged ‘Apostleship of the Sea (AoS)’

Partnership launched to tackle slavery at sea

Partnership launched to tackle slavery at sea
William Azuh (Head, Africa Section, International Maritime Organization), Simon O’Toole (AoS Chair of Trustees), Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Captain Esteban Pacha (AoS Vice Chair of Trustees), Juvenal Shiundu (Senior Deputy Director, Technical Cooperation Division, International Maritime Organization). Seafarers’...
July 3rd, 2018 | Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supports crew of ship detained in Port of Mobile since March 2016

Seafarers’ charity supports crew of ship detained in Port of Mobile since March 2016
Trans Gulf Mass at Our Savior. Seafarers on board a ship detained at the Port of Mobile, Alabama, since March 2016, are being supported by Apostleship of the Sea (AoS). The Trans Gulf, a roro cargo ship, has been prevented from sailing after it was found with deficiencies. Its current crew were also...
June 13th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Global Port Chaplain Directory 2018 published

Global Port Chaplain Directory 2018 published
… The Port Chaplain Directory 2018 lists phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 216 port chaplains covering 314 ports in 57 countries, compared to 261 ports across 55 countries in 2017. This has just been published by global seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS). “The increase in numbers...
March 14th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supports crew after death at sea

Seafarers’ charity supports crew after death at sea
Bryony Watson The crew of a chemical /oil tanker was left shocked and devastated after one of their crew mates suffered a heart attack and died while at sea. When the ship, Horizon Thetis, called at Immingham port late September, the agent contacted seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) to...
October 12th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Religion | Read More

Charity supports grounded containership crew

Charity supports grounded containership crew
Fr Jos Vanhoof with CSCL Jupiter A port chaplain in Antwerp, Belgium has supported the crew of a containership that ran aground in the River Scheldt. Fr Jos Vanhoof, Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) port chaplain in Antwerp went on board the CSCL Jupiter, a 366-metre ship, to support the crew following the...
August 22nd, 2017 | Charity, Religion | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supports distressed container ship crew

Seafarers’ charity supports distressed container ship crew
Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) responded to the spiritual and faith needs of the crew of container ship CMA CGM Africa Four when it called at Tilbury port in late July. The crew of the 51,634 deadweight-tonne CMA CGM-operated vessel contacted the Tilbury seafarers centre prior to its...
August 3rd, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers ‘charity supports ship crew after master’s death

Seafarers ‘charity supports ship crew after master’s death
Fr Colum Kelly AoS port chaplain Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has responded to the pastoral needs of a group of seafarers after their captain was found dead on their ship during a voyage from New York, United States to Tilbury, Essex. The container ship, Santa Bettina, was a week...
May 24th, 2017 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Religion | Read More

Seafarers’ charity appoints new port chaplain

Seafarers’ charity appoints new port chaplain
Bryoni Watson (second from hte left)and crew members Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has appointed a new port chaplain. Bryony Watson, 23, is the youngest AoS port chaplain, and joins the port chaplaincy team in Immingham. She spent four years as a volunteer ship visitor before taking...
April 5th, 2017 | Charity, Religion | Read More

Seafarers’ charity brings Christmas cheer to seafarers

Seafarers’ charity brings Christmas cheer to seafarers
… For seafarers visiting ports in Great Britain this Christmas, it can be a lonely time, hundreds or thousands of miles from their families.  For many, the sight of a port chaplain from the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) coming on board will be a welcome one. Before Christmas and on Christmas Day,...
December 19th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Support for container ship crew vital to sustain supply chain

Support for container ship crew vital to sustain supply chain
AoS port chaplain Sr Marian Davey with container ship crew at Felixstowe port Seafarers working on container ships need the support of port chaplains more than ever, a leading seafarers’ charity has said. In the wake of Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy and the challenges facing the container sector,...
October 20th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Religion | Read More

Apostleship of the Sea supports distressed crew

Apostleship of the Sea supports distressed crew
The “Sunmi” at Gravesend Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has supported the crew of the Sunmi who were distressed after a fatal accident in Gravesend, Kent on 5th October. A port pilot from the Port of London Authority died following an accident while boarding the general...
October 13th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Caring for seafarers ‘vital’ says Cardinal Nichols

Caring for seafarers ‘vital’ says Cardinal Nichols
Cardinal Vincent Nichols at AoS reception 2016 The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that caring for seafarers is “important for the wellbeing of the country”.  “An astonishing percentage of the things sold in our shops in the UK arrives by sea,...
September 27th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Vatican’s Maritime Bishop visits crew of ‘MV Azura’

Vatican’s Maritime Bishop visits crew of ‘MV Azura’
Vatican Maritime Bishop, Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil presents the Apostleship of the Sea crest to mv Azura master Captain Derek Gray The Vatican Bishop charged with the pastoral care of seafarers visited the crew of the P&O Cruises ship MV Azura on Thursday 28th July, when it docked in Civitavecchia,...
August 1st, 2016 | Associations, Charity, HR, Religion | Read More

Seafarers’ charity fears unpaid crew could be stuck for weeks

Seafarers’ charity fears unpaid crew could be stuck for weeks
Doug Duncan AoS Aberdeen port chaplain Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is providing pastoral and emotional support to the crew of offshore supply ship MV Malaviya Seven currently detained in Aberdeen. AoS Aberdeen port chaplain Doug Duncan knows the crew well, having met them previously...
June 16th, 2016 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Pope appoints cruise chaplain ship chaplain as Bishop

Pope appoints cruise chaplain ship chaplain as Bishop
Fr Paul Mason A priest who provided pastoral support to cruise ship crews has been made an Auxiliary Bishop by Pope Francis. Fr Paul Mason, a former cruise chaplain with seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), was appointed Auxiliary Bishop to the Catholic Diocese of Southwark on April 23. The...
April 26th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Communication, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

When does the level of deficiencies on ships cross the threshold…

When does the level of deficiencies on ships cross the threshold…
The Rev.Roger Stone and seafarer When does the level of deficiencies on ships cross the threshold from being a civil wrong to a criminal offence? This question is one that the shipping industry, port state authorities and law enforcement agencies must seriously consider when it comes to the welfare of...
February 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Religion | Read More

Seafarers mark Ash Wednesday

Seafarers mark Ash Wednesday
Deacon Joseph O’Donnell administering ash on board To mark the beginning of Lent, seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) held Ash Wednesday services for ships’ crew at several ports around Great Britain. At Southampton Docks and Fawley Marine Terminal, AoS South Coast port chaplain...
February 11th, 2016 | Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Religion | Read More

Vatican’s Maritime Bishop visits crew of ‘MV Britannia’

Vatican’s Maritime Bishop visits crew of ‘MV Britannia’
The Vatican Bishop charged with the pastoral care of seafarers visited the crew of the recently launched cruise ship MV Britannia on Friday 16th October, when it docked in Civitavecchia, near Rome. The Britannia was named by HM The Queen on 10 March, 2015, in a ceremony in Southampton. At the beginning...
October 20th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Religion | Read More

Seafarers’ charity brings shipping to the classroom

Seafarers’ charity brings shipping to the classroom
Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is doing its bit to introduce shipping to the younger generation and promote a career at sea. The organisation played host to work experience student Max Charlton from the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in London. AoS also gave several presentations...
July 21st, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Events, Religion | Read More