The crews on the commercial ships that call at the Port of Seattle come from many different countries, each with its own culture and religious beliefs. The average crew is made up of about 20-25 seafarers who often speak several different languages. This leads to isolation and loneliness.
It is our privilege to welcome all seafarers while they are in Seattle. Our chaplain and ship visitor visit ships and arrange transportation to the Center or for shopping in the city. The Center has phones and computers for the use of seafarers and is wired for Wifi so they can use their own laptops. When seafarers are not allowed to leave their ship, we bring cell phones and low cost phone cards to them so that they can call home while in port and we also offer to do any necessary shopping for them.
Read more at: mts-seattle.org