On the morning of Thursday, 3rd November 2016, HRH Princess Anne, accompanied by
Government officials and dignitaries, will visit Singapore’s Jurong Port as President of The
Mission to Seafarers Singapore (MTSS) and Patron of Riding for the Disabled Association
The day begins with a horse display and presentation of Rosettes by Princess Anne to
beneficiaries of RDA.
The focus will then move to a tour of MTSS Jurong Port ‘welfare of seafarers’ Drop-inCentre
to meet with MTSS volunteers, staff and, seafarers.
Finally, berthed alongside will be the amazing luxury tall ship, the Royal Albatross, which
will host a reception to celebrate the work undertaken by MTSS and RDA. This will offer a
unique networking opportunity for over 100 guests on board, as well as the chance to speak
directly to HRH and other senior officials.
Furthermore, they will enjoy a performance of songs by the superb Paul Roberts (of
Stranglers fame) from his forthcoming show, ‘Let’s Dance – Paul Roberts sings David
Bowie’, which will continue after HRH has disembarked and the Royal Albatross sails on to
Resorts World, Sentosa.
Capt Robert Walking, Chairman of The Mission to Seafarers Singapore said: “Thanks to the
kind support of Princess Anne and the generosity our Sponsors and Partners, both charities
will benefit greatly from this unique day, helping them to continue to help those who benefit
from their vital work.”
For fundraising ideas and how else to get involved, please visit the Mission website,
www.missiontoseafarers.org/support-us/ or get involved on social media by following
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The Mission to Seafarers
Founded in 1856, and entirely funded by voluntary donations, today’s Mission to Seafarers
is a registered charity that offers emergency assistance, practical support, and a friendly
welcome to crews visiting over 200 ports around the world in 50 countries.
Whether caring for victims of piracy or providing a lifeline to those stranded in foreign
ports, we are there for the globe’s 1.5 million merchant seafarers of all ranks, nationalities
The Mission to Seafarers’ Patron is Her Majesty The Queen and our President is Her Royal
Highness The Princess Royal.
To find out how we help those facing shipwreck, abandonment, loneliness and danger, visit
our website: www.missiontoseafarers.org
Our essential port-based welfare services include:
Emergency response: we respond swiftly to tragedy, maritime disaster or personal crisis
with welfare teams trained in post-trauma care and critical incident stress counselling.
Seafarers’ Centre hospitality: we offer seafarers’ centres which provide a safe and warm
environment for crews to relax away from the ship, or to seek confidential counselling and
Communication facilities: we provide free Wi-Fi hotspots either on board ships whilst they
are in port or through Flying Angel centres, allowing crews to reconnect with loved ones at
Transport: our minibuses and cars transport hundreds of thousands of seafarers from the
bleakness of ports to our centres and to relevant places of interest, such as shopping centres
Ship-visiting: welfare teams welcome crews to port by visiting them on arrival, and
providing mobile communications to those who are unable to get ashore due to working
patterns. If necessary, they can also provide practical and spiritual support and counselling
to seafarers who request it.
Hospital and prison visiting: when a seafarer is injured, or is detained by the authorities,
welfare teams can visit regularly and help in sourcing medical or legal support.
Spiritual support: In line with our Christian principles, we are able to offer spiritual
guidance to seafarers, as well as provide information on places of worship for all major faith
groups. Christian services are carried out either on board ship or in a centre when requested.
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