Category: Sailors Society

Sailors’ Society appoints Auckland Port Chaplain

Sailors’ Society has appointed Aaron Ironside as the Society’s Port Chaplain in Auckland and National Chaplain. This is a new full-time position, Aaron taking over from Major David Millar who was the Auckland port chaplain, on a part-time basis, for almost 20 years until he retired in September 2018. The Society’s Chairman, Terry Nobbs, welcomed […]

Sailors’ Society Port Chaplain retires after 20 years

In 1999, Major David Millar retired from his position as Salvation Army court worker in Auckland and immediately took up the position of Port Chaplain with Sailors’ Society Auckland. David retired from this position almost 20 years later at the age of 85. “It has been a privilege to serve the seafarers visiting Auckland”, he said. The […]

Visit by D/CEO Sailors’ Society

The Deputy CEO of Sailors’ Society, Ms Sandra Welch, visited the Auckland International Seafarers Centre on 10 September. Based in Southampton, UK, Ms Welch has particular  responsibility for the society’s programmes including the Crisis Response Network and the Wellness at Sea programmes. She was visiting NZ for discussions with the International Sailors’ Society New Zealand […]

PTSD Takes a Lasting Toll on Seafarers Held Hostage by Pirates

The maritime industry is full of risk, but piracy is a particularly frightening one. Conor Seyle of the foundation One Earth Future explains why the maritime industry needs to better address the PTSD that seafarers may experience. <Read article>

Service of Blessing

The newspaper Stuff reported on 14 October 2017 – ‘Soldier killed in exercise a “first class gentleman” ‘ A member of the NZ Defence Force Special Operations Force died during a counter-terrorism training exercise in the waters off the Coromandel Peninsula north of Auckland. The Sergeant, a father of four, died after falling about five […]