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At Portsmouth Apostleship Of The Sea Supported The Crew After The Death Of Colleague

Last updated on April 1st, 2021

After the death of seafarer on board, a port chaplain in Portsmouth, South England, stepped in for providing priestly care for a reefer ship’s crew upon the request of its manager, Seatrade Groningen BV. On the Comoros Stream, the 19 crew members were worried after their colleague’s death while they were at sea in the Atlantic en-route to Portsmouth. They requested that the ship should be blessed when they arrived in port as they were feeling uncomfortable and wanted to seek reassurance. Peter Morgan, Portsmouth port chaplain from seafarers’ charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) arranged for a local priest, Fr Peter Hart, from St Margaret Mary Church, to celebrate Mass on board and bless the ship.

On June 4, Peter, AoS ship visitors Geoff Breeze and Elfi Ip, and Fr Peter boarded the vessel to meet the crew.

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