Seafarer Services

Our ministry meets the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of seafarers.

Below are the some of the services we offer free of charge.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us.

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  • Ship Welfare Visits

    The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is committed to supporting the world's seafarers and upholding their fundamental rights.

  • Ministry Centers

    We have two ministry centers which serve as a "home away from home" for you in the Port of New Orleans & the Port of South Louisiana. Our centers provide a safe place for you to relax away from the ship. At the ministry center, we offer:

    • WiFi & Computers
    • Pool, Ping Pong, and Other Games
    • Personal Care Items
    • Snacks & Refreshments
    • MoneyGram Services
    • Mail & Package Services
    • Bibles & Devotionals in Many Languages
    • Support & Prayer
  • Transportation

    We provide free transportation to our ministry centers and to go shopping.

  • Bibles & Books

    We offer free Bibles in over 60 different languages. We also have devotionals and other books available free of charge.

  • Mail & Packages

    Receiving mail & packages while working at sea can be a challenge! We are happy to assist you with mail & package services. For more information click here.

  • MoneyGram

    We can assist you in sending money home by providing MoneyGram deposits to bank accounts or cash pick-up.