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Applications for New General Secretary of ICMA Available

Are you a dynamic leader seeking a mission?  If so, the International Christian Maritime Association needs you!  We seek someone, lay or ordained, to be the public face of the ICMA in the UK and worldwide, who is also capable of taking on the leadership and strategic management of the only international ecumenical group within […]

Fourth Annual “Day of the Seafarer” is 25 June 2014

The IMO announced the date and theme of the Fourth Annual “Day of the Seafarer” Campaign, celebrating the unsung heroes of shipping and commerce around the world. This year’s theme highlights a chance to participate via the web by responding to the phrase “Seafarers brought me …” The IMO is inviting everyone to complete the sentence with […]

ICMA JOINS MARITIME COMMUNITY IN RESPONDING TO EMERGENCY NEEDS OF PHILIPPINE SEAFARERS

Upon hearing of the devastation ICMA members and chaplains continue to increased efforts to be present in centers and ports when a ship arrives. The ICMA Directory has been updated as information is received, and coordination of relief efforts began almost immediately. The following items of information will be helpful to all ICMA members and […]

New Regional Coordinator for ICMA Northern Europe

The new regional coordinator for ICMA’s Northern Europe Region is the Rev. Wolfgang Pautz-Wilhelm. Wolfgang and his wife Verena run the German Seamen’s Mission in Maentyluoto/Finland.

ICMA Northern Europe Region is meeting in Helsinki

ICMA chaplains from Finland, Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Poland and Germany are holding their regional conference in Helsinki/Finland these days. Yesterday a theological reflectionof the work and an introduction to cruise ships and cruise ship ministry was on the agenda. Today the focus is on MLC 2006 and a visit to the port of Tallin in […]

Collaboration is key to ICMA

It became apparent once again that the members of the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) benefit from our Association when individual members share expertise and publicly support one another’s goals. Commodore David Dickens (The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishers), Alexander Campbell (Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest) and Reverend Hennie la Grange (outgoing general secretary […]

QVSR appoints new chaplain

ICMA member the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest (QVSR) has announced the appointment of their new chaplain.   QVSR CEO, Alexander Campbell, said in a statement to the ICMA Secretariat: The Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest is delighted to announce that Reverend Hennie La Grange has accepted the appointment of QVSR Chaplain.   This post will greatly enhance […]

Bringing something new to the ICMA table…

The Reverend Jason Zuidema, the new Executive Director of ICMA member the North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) took time our from a holiday in Europe to meet Father Bruno Ciceri and his team.  Father Bruno is Head of Apostleship of the Sea International situated in the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant People at the […]

AOS speaks out on treatment of stranded fishermen

Maritime charity, the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), has spoken out on the way seafarers and fishermen are treated when they run into problems with their UK visas.  These seafarers are never without the support of ICMA member, AoS Great Britain.  Recently four foreign fishermen, two Filipino and two Indonesian, were stranded in Newcastle, UK […]

Fishers struggle to make ends meet

Pastor Dirk Demaeght, who works with fishers in Belgium, alerts us of the plight of fisher families in these times of economic downturn. We must realize that, today, from a pastoral point of view, our fishery is bleeding! There are 7 vessels on the side because of financial difficulties. In some families the mountain of […]

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