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Bangladesh ship beats Somali pirates
(1 March 2014)

Bangladeshi flag carrier MV Crystal Gold has staged a nail-biting getaway from the clutches of pirates in the Arabian Sea.

Somali pirates had chased the ship while it was heading for Iran's Bandar Abbas after offloading goods at the Kadla port, in Gujarat, India.
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Cruise ship captain poses for amazing photo
(7 March 2014)

The captain of Queen Mary 2 got a new perspective on the world's largest ocean liner when he posed for this amazing photograph.

Captain Kevin Oprey stood on the ship's bulbous bow, which protrudes from the front of the 151,200 tonne liner, to pose for a portrait with his ship.
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Spain cargo ship splits on France coast at Anglet
(5 February 2014)

France has raised a pollution alert after an empty Spanish cargo ship split in half on a breakwater near Bayonne on the Atlantic coast.
Drifting after its engine failed, the Luno crashed into the breakwater at Anglet, snapping neatly in two, with one half either side of the rocks.
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Ukraine Ports, Shipping Run Normally Amid Russian Tension
(4 March 2014)

Ukraine's ports and shipping operations mostly continued as normal even as Russia's military controls the country's Crimean peninsula.
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A Safe Haven, A Shore Refuge

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The Centres to Seafarers provide a warm welcome to all seafarers visiting our ports and to seafarers and their dependants who are resident in the City.

Each Centre is home to the three port chaplains representing the Apostleship of the Sea, The Sailors' Society and The Mission to Seafarers. Free transport is provided from the docks complex to and from the Centres.

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Centre News

• Southampton Centre Sunday Services
20th Apr 2014 - The regular Sunday Communion Service in the Southampton Centre Chapel will now take place on the first Sunday of each month. ....read more »

• The Lookout - Southampton Seafarers' Centre Newspaper Edition 13
13th Jan 2014 - We are pleased to provide you with further information about the work of the Southampton Seafarers Centre and...read more »

• Drop in Centre at 207 now officially opened
9th Jan 2012 - The new Drop in Centre at 207 berth in Southampton was officially opened by Chris Lewis, MD of DP World ....read more »

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Forthcoming Events

• April 29th 2014, Making Waves
We are planning a "nautical lunchtime gathering" at the Southampton Seafarers Centre at 12:00 to 14:30, April 29th 2014.

Cost per person is £4.50 to include fish and chips and tea or coffee... read more »

• December 11th 2014, Christmas Carol Concert
The Christmas Carol Concert will take place in the Ocean Terminal December 11th 2013.

• January 5th 2015, Docklands Service
The Docklands Service will take place at the Southampton Seafarers Centre at 0930, January 5th 2015.

It will be led by the Apostleship of the Sea.

Centres for Seafarers is an ecumenical collaboration between
The Apostleship of the Sea, The Sailors' Society, The Mission to Seafarers and Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest.
Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 05258306. Charity Registration Number 1106492