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Services for Seafarers

Our mission is to welcome and care for international seafarers who visit the Puget Sound (aka, seafarers on merchant ships). We visit those ships and provide pastoral presence, so crews know they are known and appreciated. We also offer (for a nominal fee) SIM cards for sale and limited personal shopping for basic necessities for those without shore leave. 

Crew Transport

We can transport crews in our passenger vans during brief shore leaves for personal shopping and tourist activities.

 

We are available to provide rides to seafarers Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 17:00 in the Seattle area, as well as the SouthCenter Mall.

 

We ask for a donation of $5-10 to cover the cost of gas.

 

Please call or text/whatsapp us at 206-935-3439 to arrange transportation!

 

During cruise ship season, we offer low-cost rides to crews to/from the cruise ship terminal and downtown.

 
SIM Cards

We offer Lycamobile SIM cards for a fee of $25. 

Details:

30 days unlimited 

Talk/Text/Data, from day of activation

The first 12GB are at 4G LTE, remaining data is at 3G

US Only

 
Religious Services 

With the approval of the captain and upon request, we offer communion services, confession, and other sacraments to crews. Please email us at seattlechaplain@gmail.com to arrange services and sacraments. 

Crew Shopping

During the pandemic, we also offer very limited personal shopping to seafarers for basic personal necessities. This is available when staff and volunteers have capacity to make shopping runs. Crews may also have packages shipped to our Center. We will then deliver them to you when your ship makes its port call in Seattle. If you have a package shipped to the Center, please address the package as follows:
 

SHIP AND CREW MEMBER NAME

℅ Seattle Seafarers Center

1011 SW Klickitat Way, #209

Seattle, WA 98134

When making an order, please give us at least 48 hours notice so we can ensure someone is available to receive your package.

 

Note that we usually cannot receive or deliver packages Saturdays and Sundays.

Hospitality 

As the pandemic begins to subside, our physical center is beginning to reopen to seafarers again.

We are open Monday-Friday 10:00am until 5:00pm.

The Center includes free WIFI, a comfortable area to rest and play games, and a chapel for quiet reflection. 

In short, we care for seafarers!