Seafarer Global


Danish Church Abroad/Danish Seamen’s Church is an evangelic, Lutheran church for Danes and seafarers abroad. The Danish seamen’s churches has been assisting seafarers onboard Danish flagged vessels since 1867.

In line with our motto “Far away, but not alone,” we visit the ships bringing with us a listening ear, presence and attention.

We are located at seven different destinations around the world and you are always welcome to contact us if you think we can be of any assistance at all.

Please visit our webpageøfart to read more. Please be aware, that the page is in Danish. When you meet a Danish port chaplain onboard or in the harbor, we meet seafarers of all nationalities on the Danish flagged vessels.


The International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) is a free association of Christian not-for-profit organisations working for the welfare of seafarers around the world.

Member organisations represent various Christian churches and communities. Each member organisation retains its independence and autonomy. ICMA defines seafarers as people who work in merchant shipping, fishing and on passenger ships. Through its members, ICMA currently represents more than 400 seafarers’ centres and 900 chaplains and ship visitors in approximately 125 countries.

Origins of ICMA

ICMA was founded in 1969 to encourage ecumenical collaboration and mutual assistance among organisations. Such collaboration works at local level, in port, and at national and international level. In a fragmented and divided society, it is the mission of ICMA to promote unity, peace and tolerance. It is the duty of every ICMA chaplain and welfare worker to serve seafarers, fishers and their dependants regardless of nationality, religion, culture, gender or ethnic origin.

Objectives of ICMA

The objectives of ICMA are the promotion of the spiritual, social and material welfare of all seafarers and the relief of need, hardship and distress among them. This practice is reflected in a variety of different ministries.  Some work from seafarers’ centres, while others sail with seafarers on ships.  ICMA members may work from international seafarers’ centres at which all seafarers are welcome. In addition, some ICMA members provide national centres which serve as the Church abroad for nationals of different professions.  Meeting seafarers where they are, is important to ICMA. Therefore, ship visiting is almost always done, in every port where ICMA-members operate.

Contact Details:
Dr. Jason Zuidema, General Secretary


SEA HEALTH & WELFARE - An organisation working pro-actively for improving safety, working environment and welfare for seafarers on board Danish flagged merchant ships

SEA HEALTH & WELFARE is a Danish organisation working for continuously improvement on safety, working environment and crew welfare on board Danish flagged merchant vessels. This includes providing literature, information and advising on safety matters, management, nutrition and welfare and offering consultancy to ship crews and ship owners.

SEA HEALTH & WELFARE has a crisis counselling service and seafarer helpline, and you can find the contact details on their website. Just click on the logo next to this text.

It is possible for crews on ships not sailing under Danish flag to order and access information and literature against a fee.


Contact Information:
Phone: +45 72 40 26 10

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 08.00 - 15.00 (CET)
Friday 09.00 - 14.30 (CET)

Phone Inquiries:
Monday to Thursday 08.00 - 15.00 (CET)
Friday 09.00 - 14.30 (CET)