I am a ship visitor at Fowey, Cornwall. On 17th December 2018 I visited a general cargo ship, the Burham Dizman-1, with my Port Chaplain John Pinhay. As we were approaching the ship we told one of the crew that we were from the Apostleship of the Sea. By the time we got to the top of the gangway we were delighted to be greeted by the Chief Officer and some of the crew.
We were invited to the galley and given a very pleasant Turkish coffee and had a chance to talk to several crew members who were from India and Turkey. When we handed over some Christmas packages from local supporters and Christmas cards from local primary schools. The crew were delighted to think that local supporters and children cared enough about them to provide the gifts and especially the cards which had seasonal messages written by the children. Some even wanted to have their photos taken with the cards to share with their families.