Thursday, 26 January 2012

A&B Deacon Supporting Seafarers in Need


Deacon Roger with
Stranded Sailors
 Deacon Roger Stone from Arundel & Brighton Diocese who is chaplain for the Apostleship of the Sea has been supporting the crew of an imprisoned ship in Portland Harbour in Dorset and has recently appeared on local news to explain their plight.

To see the news item go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16711904

The Apostleship of the Sea explains:
'The plight continues of the crew of the cargo ship, the Westwind II which has been arrested in Portland harbour for the last three months. On the 17th October the ship ran aground on the north east breakwater of Portland harbour with 11 crew onboard. Portland Harbour despatched tugs to bring the vessel to the port where she was detained by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) for a significant number of deficiencies, the ship was later arrested by the Admiralty Marshal. Over the last three months local volunteers of the Apostleship of the Sea have visited the ship many times.' Read more...

If you would like to support the work of the Apostleship of the Sea then you don't have to wait for Sea Sunday later this year, but visit their website and donate, or get involved in their ministry to seafarers

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