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Stella Maris is the largest ship-visiting network in the world.
We improve the lives of seafarers and fishers through our network of local chaplains and seafarer centres, expert information, advocacy, and spiritual support.

How we help

113,982 Seafarers and fishers helped in the UK in 2021

70,000 Ship Visits around the world each year

Seafarers helped in 328 ports across 54 countries

Our Stories

When the Malaviya Seven ship was detained in Scotland, the crew were abandoned without wages and unable to return home for nearly 18 months.

"Although we were stranded and away from home for a long time, there was always a surety that we were not alone. There was an implied assurance that as long the Stella Maris was present, justice would be served."

– Captain Ashish, Malaviya Seven

Latest news

Concern Over Escalating Violence Against Seafarers

Global maritime charity Stella Maris is concerned over a sharp increase in seafarers affected by violence

Sea Sunday Message 2024

A Sea Sunday message from Cardinal Michael Czerny S.J. Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Stella Maris launches Tanzania operation as region feels strain of Red Sea attacks

Stella Maris Tanzania will provide practical, pastoral and spiritual support to seafarers at the port of Dar es Salaam and