Ashore - for seafarers & fishers

and the sea will grant each man new hope . . . his sleep brings dreams of home.

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Seafarers and Fishers

Welcome to Ashore - your first port of call. The web site for seafarers, fishers and their families: for people of the sea who make their living from the oceans of the world. Ashore is a list of international seafarers' centres that have been established by Christian churches and charitable organisations for the care and support of the people of the sea: seafarers, fishers & their families.

People of the Sea

The Church has always been involved in the pastoral care of seafarers. In the early 19th century the Christian churches formalised their care for seafarers & fishers with the appointment of chaplains to focus on the spiritual and social needs of seafarers.

Welfare Agencies & Seafarers' Centres

Today many of the Christian churches work together in caring for the people of the sea and their families by establishing seafarers' centres. This includes:

 

And the sea will grant each man new hope . . . his sleep brings dreams of home.

Christopher Columbus
an Italian born, Spanish navigator and adventurer
(1451-1506)

 

 

Seafarers' Helpline


Melbourne   


Singapore   


Rotterdam   


New York   


Los Angeles