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Helpful Reports and Articles 

Sailors' Society releases free Wellness at Sea app for seafarers (27 April 2016)

International Port Welfare Partnership Pilot Project Overview

2108 Center for Seafarers Rights Shore Leave Survey Form

​Do you know a retired US seafarer who might need assistance? Contact the Sailors' Snug Harbor for more information onhow they might be able to help.

ITF Trust report on port-based welfare workers for seafarers (2007).

"Christian Living Aboard Ship," is an instruction manual for port chaplains and ship visitors by NAMMA's former Executive Secretary, Rev. Lloyd Burghart.

"Security of Maritime Facilities" - the regulations of U.S. Coast Guard document 33 (CFR)

"Caring for Crew: A Survey of of U.S. Port Support for Seafarers' Missions" (2004) was published by Seafarers' House, Ft. Lauderdale ( This was a comprehensive study of ways port governments support their respective seafarers’ missions. Data was collected over 18 months from 56 maritime missions operating in 86 ports throughout the US. The publication is of value as a tool to develop support for port missions by their respective port authorities.

Safeguarding Maritime Gateways. Conference in June 2011 in Houston, Texas.

Videos from the 2011 World Maritime Day Observance and Coast Guard Missions Conference.

Website of the International Association for the Study of Maritime Ministry. Many helpful articles, book reviews and links to other resources.

A sample of TWIC Escort Training and Seafarer Accessprogram by Jim Von Dreele, April, 2009 (.pdf/.doc). Local ministries may adapt this program to their local setting as a way to certify that all those providing transportation for seafarer shore leave have been trained as TWIC escorts.

In October 2012, Seamen's Church Institute (SCI) released a study on the psychological impact of piracy on seafarers.  While incidents of piracy decline off the Horn of Africa, an inestimable number of seafarers continue to bear the psychological impact of captivity by pirates.

Seafarers' Ministries around North America

(please send web page updates as available)

St. Lawrence/Great Lakes
The Ministry to Seafarers in Montreal - Montreal, Canada

Mission to Seafarers of Southern Ontario - Toronto and Hamilton, ON

Saguenay International Seafarers Ministry - Port Alfred, QC

​Seafarers' Ministry of Green Bay - Green Bay, WI

Foyer des marins stella maris, Sept-Iles, QC

Mission to Seafarers: St. Clair Region - Sarnia, ON

Apostleship of the Sea - Oshawa and Toronto, ON

East Coast

Mission to Seafarers Halifax - Halifax, NS

Saint John Seafarers' Mission - Saint John, NB

New England Seafarers Mission - Boston, MA

Mariners House- Boston, MA

Seafarer's Friend- Boston, MA

Albany Maritime Ministry - Albany, New York.
Seamen's Church Institute of New York and New Jersey
Seafarers and International House - New York
The Seamen's Church Institute of Philadelphia & South Jersey - Philadelphia, PA
Seafarers House - Casa del Marino - Port Everglades

Baltimore International Seafarers Center ​- Baltimore, MD

​Seafarers Agencies of Hampton Roads - Hampton Roads, VA.

Charleston Port and Seafarers' Society - Charleston, SC

International Seamen's Center, Wilmington, NC

Maritime Bethel at Savannah - Savannah, GA

International Seafarers' Center - Brunswick, GA

Space Coast Seafarers' Ministry - Cape Canaveral, FL

Harbor of Hope - Palm Beach, FL

Gulf Coast

Anchor House- Palmetto, FL

Tampa Port Ministries - Tampa, FL

Catholic Maritime Club - Mobile, AL

International Seafarers Center - Pascagoula, MS

Center for International Seamen & Truckers - Gulfport, MS

Global Maritime Ministries - New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana.

Houston International Seafarers' Centers - Houston, TX

Stella Maris Ministries - New Orleans, LA

Stella Maris Seafarers' Center - Lake Charles, LA

Beaumont International Seafarers' Center - Beaumont, TX

Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center - Port

Arthur, TX

Norwegian Seamen's Church - Houston, TX

Galveston Seafarers Center- Galveston, TX

Texas Port Ministry - Freeport, Tx

Corpus Christi International Seamen's Center - Corpus Christi, Tx

West Coast

Stella Maris Seafarer's Center - San Diego, CA

International Seafarers Center- Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA

International Mariner's Center - Hueneme, CA

Fort Vancouver Seafarers' Center - Vancouver, WA

Catholic Seafarers' Center - Seattle, WA

Mission to Seafarers Seattle - Seattle, WA

Ministry to Seafarers - Vancouver, BC