Monday, 15 April 2019

HELP! The hazards of working on board ship mean that phones often get broken.



HELP! The hazards of working on board ship mean that phones often get broken. The Seafarers Centre tries to hold some spare smart phones that the seafarers can borrow while they are in port. If you have a smartphone languishing in a cupboard - with a charger cable and not locked to a specific network - please take it to the Salvation Army, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, any time 10-3 Monday to Friday (ask for Jan). Thanks so much.
Dee Balshaw


The seafarers are a really cool charity welcoming some hard working travellers and visitors to our little town. My old phones are on their way over.

Thank you. One of the port chaplains lodges with me when he is here and he is just the kindest man. He spent quite a bit of time yesterday driving around to try and get the phone of a very young (first trip) Samoan seafarer unlocked so the guy could phone home. No joy, sadly.

some of the ship workers aren't very well looked after and spend very long stretches away from home and their families... good on all of you for thinking of them...

Sadly you are right. The chaplain who stays with me is Filipino. Did you know Filipino workers are paid less than the other nationalities on board? I believe it is because the cost of living is less in the Philippines, which isn't much help when you are ashore in the UK...




Felixstowe & Haven Port Seafarer Services (FHPSS) Dock Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England IP11 3TG    (44) 01394-673599     manager@fhpss.org

Congratulations Anita who works tirelessly to support seafarers visiting Felixstowe.


The Haven Port Welfare Committee (PWC) Vice Chairman, Capt. Ashley Parker presented the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) award for ‘Exceptional Service to Seafarers’ to Anita Mazur, Manager of Felixstowe and Haven Ports Seafarers Service. 

Congratulations Anita who works tirelessly to support seafarers visiting Felixstowe.






0 Comments:

Post a comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home