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AoS assists crew in UK storms

18th February 2014
AoS has been providing support to crew struggling to keep shipping going despite the recent storms. In Falmouth two seafarers injured as a result of severe storms are being cared for by AoS and other local charities. 
                     A Thai seafarer was airlifted off a bulk carrier passing Falmouth on Saturday and a Filipino seafarer was taken off a vessel in Falmouth for bunkering on Sunday by an inshore lifeboat. Both are being treated in Treliske Hospital, Truro. Falmouth port chaplain, John Pinhay (pictured), has been supporting both seafarers. 

AoS Falmouth port chaplain John Pinhay

                     In Tilbury, AoS port chaplain, Wojciech Holub, expressed his concern for the crew of the cruise ship ‘Marco Polo’ following the death of an 85-year-old male passenger who died after waves crashed through a window of the cruise ship as it headed for its home port of Tilbury in Essex.  According to media reports the male passenger and a woman in her 70s were airlifted off the ship but he later died in hospital.  
                     Wojciech knows this crew well from his visits when they are in their home port and knows the additional stresses this will have given them.

AoS has been supporting seafarers seafarers working despite the UK storms
Severe storms have battered the UK. NASA