Ministering to Needs

Tampa Port Ministries objective is to meet the physical, social, and spiritual needs of seafarers and others who use the facilities of the Port of Tampa.

Physical
Transportation is available from dockside to the Tampa SeaFarers Center, Post Office, banking, shopping center, and other locations as the seafarers might have need.

Center personnel will help to locate medical and dental care, legal aid, and recreational opportunities.

Seafarers can find casual wear as well as work clothes in the free clothes closet. The clothes are all donated and change on a weekly basis.

For those who don’t have the time to go shopping, the Center offers a small convenience store with toiletries, snacks, and other personal items.

Social
The Tampa Seafarers Center provides for the seafarers social needs by providing a phone room where they can phone home to talk to family and friends.

A computer lobby is available for both emailing home and checking the Internet for the latest copy of their hometown newspaper.

Spiritual
The Tampa Seafarers Center offers worship opportunities at the Center as well as onboard their ship. Transportation is available to take seafarers to local churches.

Bibles and tracts are available in several different languages. We also have the Jesus Film on DVD and Bible studies that all come in the more common international languages.

Chaplains are available to seafarers and all port personnel for Biblical guidance and comfort.