The Mission to Seafarers Scotland work throughout Scotland caring for seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs. In Scotland there are over 90 ports and although the Mission to Seafarers’ do not have a permanent presence at every port we can be contacted by phone, email or Facebook any time day or night.
We deliver our service through one full-time Chaplain and a band of ship visiting volunteers who are all accredited by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB). Through our network of Chaplain and Volunteers we offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to seafarers through ship-visits and at our seafarers’ centre in Grangemouth. In addition we are supported by many of our volunteers throughout the country who knit woolly hats, deliver talks and Sea Sunday addresses.
|In the wake of the pandemic COVID-19, Seagull Maritime and Videotel have launched a new programme called “Coronavirus- How to Beat it.”|
Available free to the maritime industry, the programme outlines the common symptoms that seafarers need to be aware of and details the key precautions that individuals onboard can take to minimise the spread of this highly contagious virus.
|Dr Kate Thompson, a counselling Psychologist, provides information and guidance for seafarers, on board vessels and ashore, affected by the Covid 19 Pandemic. Here is a video – “Managing Your Mental Health During the Covid 19 Pandemic – A guide for seafarers”|