Mission to Seafarers receives oil for a year for support vessel Flying Angel to maintain vital link with stranded seafarers off UAE’s east coast
‘The Mission to Seafarers in Dubai, part of the international organisation that cares for seafarers regardless of race or religion in over 300 ports around the world, announced today that BP Marine has agreed to supply the M/V Flying Angel with its lube oil requirements for the following twelve months. “We are very happy to welcome BP Marine aboard, their generous donation of lube oil will help to ensure that the Flying Angel’s’ maintenance costs are kept to a minimum helping to maintain this vital link with distressed seafarers,” said Reverend Stephen Miller, Director and Port Chaplain, The Mission to Seafarers, Dubai. The UAE’s east coast is the second largest bunker anchorage in the world which is used by over 10,500 ships each year. During this time, over 200,000 seafarers are unable to communicate with family and friends at home for weeks, sometimes months, leading to isolation and loneliness. The vessel has an Internet café, a library with DVDs and books, a medical clinic, access to telecommunications and pastoral support.