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AoS chaplain describes 'humbling meeting' with migrant rescue ship captain
AoS chaplain describes 'humbling meeting' with migrant rescue ship captain

An AoS port chaplain has described a poignant meeting with the captain of a ship that rescued hundreds of migrants lost at sea in a small boat. Steve Willows went on board the ship, mv Erasmusgracht, which berthed at Immingham Docks in Lincolnshire recently. He met Captain Joop van Zadel, the Dutch master of the ship, who recounted how he and his crew saved 393 Syrian refugees in the Ionian Sea in 2014. On 5 December 2014, the ship received a call from Italian coastguard asking them if they could assist a boat with people on board who needed assistance.

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 Bishop of Nottingham celebrates Mass with seafarers on board ship
Bishop of Nottingham celebrates Mass with seafarers on board ship

The Bishop of Nottingham, Rt Rev Patrick McKinney, celebrated Mass with seafarers and blessed their ship when he visited the Immingham port on March 3.Upon arrival at the port Bishop Patrick was welcomed by Apostleship of the Sea's (AoS) Immingham port chaplains Fr Colum Kelly and Steve Willows Wearing a high-vis jacket and hard hat, he boarded the Red Orchid, a ship bringing biomass from Canada. It was the first time the Bishop had been on a cargo ship.

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AoS supports ship's crew who lost colleague overboard
AoS supports ship's crew who lost colleague overboard

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea is supporting the crew of a cargo vessel whose colleague went overboard on the Humber River on Wednesday night (3rd September). The 18-year-old Indonesian seafarer was from the ship Freya which was bound for Immingham port. AoS’ Immingham port chaplain Fr Colum Kelly was the first visitor to go on board the ship, which berthed at the port late Wednesday night. He said: “I got a phone call from the harbour master who asked if I could go on as the crew were very distressed.

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Bishop Roche visits Immingham Docks
Bishop Roche visits Immingham Docks
Christmas came early for crew of the SS Faneromeni, docked in Immingham, Lincolnshire, when they were visited by the Bishop of Leeds, Rt Reverend Arthur Roche, with Apostleship of the Sea chaplain,  Fr Colum Kelly,who is also a priest of Leeds Diocese. Bishop Arthur celebrated Mass on board of ship and distributed presents to the crew which had been collected by local parishes.
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Sailors pray before round the world yacht race
Sailors pray before round the world yacht race
Fr Colum Kelly, the Apostleship of the Sea’s chaplain to the Port of Immingham, led an ecumenical service for participants in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race on Sunday.  The multi faith service was attended by the crews and by invited guests.
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Sailors pray before round the world yacht race
Sailors pray before round the world yacht race
Fr Colum Kelly, the Apostleship of the Sea’s chaplain to the Port of Immingham, led an ecumenical service for participants in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race on Sunday.  The multi faith service was attended by the crews and by invited guests.
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Sailors pray before round the world yacht race
Sailors pray before round the world yacht race
Fr Colum Kelly, the Apostleship of the Sea’s chaplain to the Port of Immingham, led an ecumenical service for participants in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race on Sunday.  The multi faith service was attended by the crews and by invited guests.
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