"There are very few places we can step down from our ship. On the route we are on from Saudi to East Asia... This is the first time I have stepped down from the ship in 6 months."
"I have not seen pictures of my newborn baby for 5 months as we are not allowed to download large picture files on our ship. It is so good to see her growing. I wish I was there but this is the next best thing. Thank you."

Our Mission

The Angel Appeal is a project by The Mission to Seafarers, a global non-profit organization funded entirely by donations, which operates over 121 Seafarers' Centres in more than 200 ports in over 50 countries. The Mission to Seafarers has operated in the UAE since 1962. The MV Flying Angel based in the Fujairah Anchorage is the only floating seafarers' centre in the world, created to take support and services to ships where crews cannot access port. Launched by HRH Prince Charles and in operation since 2007, the MV Flying Angel welcomes 10,000+ seafarers per year, it offers extensive communication facilities including internet and skype, DVD and book Library, and a small convenience store. By June 2015 the MV Flying Angel had visited over 8,500 ships enabling 108,000 seafarers to access facilities and welfare officers. The Angel Appeal funds both the MV Flying Angel and support for Seafarers in the UAE in the form of humanitarian aid and emergency assistance such as counseling, communication with home, shelter, food, clothes, and legal aid. In 2015 we assisted 728 seafarers who were without pay for a combined total of 2,912 months, or 243 years. We coordinate welfare and humanitarian projects through volunteer and community engagement projects with partners and Corporate Social Responsibility programmes. We manage fundraising with individuals, societies, and corporations through events, drives and distributions, and donations of goods and/or services in kind. To find out how we help those facing shipwreck, abandonment, loneliness and danger, visit our website: Mission to Seafarers is a registered NPO in the UAE, #150069. 

Click here for a brief glimpse into the work of the The MV Flying Angel.

Media Coverage

CHARITY: Meet the guardians of the sea on a welfare mission Abu ...
 01 Nov 2016
Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2015 Zaude ...
 22 Dec 2015
The National did an entire one page story about seafarers who get ...
 23 Nov 2015
Read Bernd Debusmann Jr.'s, Senior Reporter with the  Khaleej Times ...
 19 Oct 2015

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Location in Dubai:
Al Nasr Plaza, Office 211,
PO BOX 212667, Dubai, UAE

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