The Charleston Port & Seafarers' Society exists to serve the needs of those men and
women who make their livelihood in port or at sea without regard to race, nationality,
ethnicity, politics or religion. The majority of seafarers are away from home for 9 months
at a time, and the ministry provides free access to wifi and phones to contact home, as well
as transportation to shop for needed amenities. In addition, the outreach provides for their
spiritual needs upon request.
What regions do you serve?
The Seafarers' ministry reaches out to the world, where 4 to 5 different nationalities are frequently working
on any given ship.
What is one thing our members may not know about you?
What many in Charleston do not realize is the Charleston Port & Seafarers' Society is carrying on a 196
year tradition of reaching out to seafarers from around the world who come to the Port of Charleston.
What are you most proud of?
Daily, the ministry, is able to address the biggest need seafarers have and that is dealing with loneliness.
We make it possible for them to contact home, given they are normally in port for just a matter of hours.
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