4/03/2019 12:00:00 AM
Article by
Rev Un Tay

Trauma at sea: who looks after the crew?

  THOUGH IT MAY SEEM PIRACY, rough seas, fatal accidents and illness are things of movies aboard ships, the dangers seafarers face are real. The job carries as much risk as a vessel carries cargo. No truer than when port Botany received a tragic call last month from an incoming vessel. Following the ship's visit to an Asian port, a

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1/02/2019 12:00:00 AM
Article by
Jim Watt

Seafarers in peril, yesterday and today

Last year I attended a memorial service at Rookwood cemetery. The Australian Merchant Navy was the focus and I did not expect to be emotionally impacted at what seemed to me a far removed and remote subject. However, by the end of the address, tears were in my eyes and a large gap in my understanding had been filled. The seafarers of yesterday

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1/09/2018 12:00:00 AM
Article by
Wendy King

The Mission's mission to help seafarers

Many of us stop to look at the ships as they enter or depart our harbours, but it is easy to overlook the ‘invisible’ human beings who form the heart of all seafaring.  People are often surprised to learn that over 1,500,000 seafarers are on ships at sea at any one time. It is sometimes easy to think of a life at sea as a &lsq

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7/05/2018 12:00:00 AM
Article by
Rev Un Tay

How Many Seafarers Do You Care For?

Since 2003, The Mission to Seafarers, Sydney has welcomed between 8,000 - 10,000 Seafarers per year - from 79 different nationalities and we have ministered to many more seafarers on board their vessels!  The diversity of our guests was seen in a recent week, when we ministered to seafarers from China, Croatia, Germany, Greece, India, Ind

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23/04/2016 12:00:00 AM
Article by
Rev Ian Porter

It's the Season For-giving

Read here how some women are demonstrating the real meaning of Christmas.

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23/10/2015 12:00:00 AM
Article by
Rev Ian Porter

The Sinking of the MV Foxhound

Click here to read an account of this real life drama, and how Chaplains from the Sydney Mission managed to be of assistance.

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10/07/2015 12:00:00 AM
Article by
Rev. Ian Porter

The Master's Mariner Editions

The Master's Mariner December 2015    The Master's Mariner September 2015   The Master's Mariner March 2015   The Master's Mariner December 2014   The Master's Mariner July 2014   The Master's Mariner December 2013   The Master's Mariner September 2013

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1/07/2015 12:00:00 AM
Article by
Ian Porter

A Brief History of The Mission to Seafarers, Sydney

In 1822, the Rev. William Cowper (Rector of St Philip’s Church of England in Sydney) and a group of prominent Christian businessmen from ‘dissenting churches’ founded the Interdenominational Society known as The Sydney Bethel Union Society (SBU).  Their aim was to bring the blessings of Christian ministry to seamen in the P

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