About the Seafarers Mission Eemshaven
The Seafarers Mission Eemshaven was founted and opened in Eemshaven back in 1999. The Seafarers Mission was opened in a period where focus on industry decreased, but in the days and years directly after the opening the focus on transshipment activities increased dramatically. Between 2003 and 2011 the amount of transshipment activities tripled. Together with the decision of the Meyerwerft in Papenburg – one of Germany’s leading shipyards – to finish building cruise ships and supply them fully in Eemshaven it caused the situation that the Seafarers Mission became too small.
Thanks to donations made by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), back in 2004 the new building of the Seafarers Mission was openend. Currently, the Seafarers Mission is still located in the same building. With special thanks to the commitment of our volunteers the Seafarers Mission is opened daily. Every night our volunteers are there for you. For our opening hours, please visit our homepage.
Our volunteers are always there for you and are always available for a chat or to help you with all sorts of things. They can even pick you up from your ship or bring you back to your ship.
Currently in 2015, the Seafarers Mission Eemshaven still has a right to exist, partly because of donations from local churches as well as donations from organisations and third parties.