The Liverpool Seafarers Centre has opened its doors to a new £40,000 centre, which will work in partnership with the charity’s headquarters at Colonsay House in Crosby to provide support to the 50,000+ seafarers who pass through Merseyside’s ports each year. The new centre is located at Queen Elizabeth II Dock in Ellesmere Port at the entrance to the Manchester Ship Canal. The location was chosen strategically to make travel from the ship as short as possible.
At the centre, seafarers are offered multiple benefits, including cycle rental in order to explore Liverpool and make the most of their limited shore leave. The centre also offers free WiFi, board games and serves as the point of contact for seafarers who visit the area.
“We also offer subsidised international sim cards and mobile phones to use whilst in port. We also provide information about the city, transport, a library, bar and cafe, chapel, tv and help with the emotional strain of being away from home for long periods of time,” said CEO John Wilson.