UK P&I Club is partnering with Sailors’ Society to deliver a number of projects to transform the lives of seafarers.
UK P& I Club is supporting seafarers in Jakarta, Indonesia having provided a grant for Sailors’ Society to purchase a new seafarers’ bus for their local Port Chaplaincy project. Seafarers visiting the Port of Jakarta are supported by Sailors’ Society Chaplain Solichin Daniel, who has been providing practical and emotional support to seafarers since 1996. In 2017 Solichin reached over 9,000 seafarers, and used his old seafarers’ bus to transport seafarers to local amenities, including shops, pharmacies, and local points of interest. The vehicle was over 10 years old and in need of replacement to ensure the safety of the passengers. UK P&I Club has ensured that this crucial work is able to continue into the future.
UK P&I Club also supports Sailor’s Society’s Wellness at Sea Programme, which aims to improve emotional well-being through early identification of mental health issues and empowerment of the seafarer to handle challenging situations at sea.
Stuart Edmonston and Sophia Bullard from the Loss Prevention Team are Sailors’ Society Ambassadors, working with a group of key supporters from the Shipping Industry to promote the work of the charity.
Sailors’ Society is an international Christian charity working in ports across the world. Their chaplains help seafarers and their families, from all faiths and none, with welfare and practical support. They visit ships in ports and talk with seafarers away from home for up to a year at a time; and help them get in touch with much missed loved ones and access medical treatment; they liaise with frightened families when seafarers are kidnapped by terrorists or imprisoned, mostly through no fault of their own; and they build homes and schools and provide grants to bring hope and security to seafaring communities.
For more information: https://www.sailors-society.org/