Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

NSB Reederei makes donation to MTS – Colombo

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Shipping giant, NSB Reederei has donated USD 3500 to “Mission Of Seafarers –Colombo “(MTS-Colombo ) .The donation was made in recognitio­n and in appreciati­on of the invaluable services rendered by MTS-Colombo to all seafarers who serve on board of vessels calling the port of Colombo .

Mission to seafarers –Colombo has being a “home away from home “for thousands of weary seafarers who visit the port of Colombo after long voyage . At MTS-Colombo they are able to relax , find help , share worship , and to telephone & email their loved ones back home .

This donation comes in to light as part of an annual donation program carried out by Reederei NSB to “Mission to seafarers“centers around the globe. The Colombo center was chosen for 2013 , due to Reederei NSB’s involvemen­t in Sri Lanka since 2012 July as t hey now have a joint venture in Sri Lanka in the form of “NSB Mercmarine Crew Management “.A company Marine Management of Mercmarine Group of companies. NSB Mercmarine employs Sri Lankan Seafarers on vessels managed by Reederei NSB since 2012.

“Mission to Seafarers” was establishe­d in 1856 in England with the aim of providing adequate resources, to help and care for crew members onboard of ships. MTS is a global organizati­on today with a network of chaplains, staff and volunteers covering 300 ports worldwide.

They reach out to seafarers by visiting ships, running centers and caring for their welfare.

At present MTS manages 100 dedicated centers , including the Center in Colombo .

Reederei NSB is a Shipping industry leader headquarte­red in Buxtehude of Germany. Their wide spectrum of services include Ship owning /management , crew management , Chartering, insurance, maritime training , travel and leisure and maintains offices around the world .

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