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A  flag with the word 'Vergogna' (disgrace) in Lampedusa after last year's disaster (AP)

Fr Stefano Nastasi describes shock at seeing bodies of the victims on pier

Apostleship of the Sea national director Martin Foley (©apostleshipofthesea.org.uk)

Apostleship of the Sea to raise concerns with British Home Office

A seafarer receives an Easter egg far away from home (Photo: John Green)

Seafarers to receive Easter eggs

Apostleship of the Sea try to make a difference to lives of seafarers

Luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia hit a rocky outcrop off the Italian island of Giglio (Photo: PA)

Chaplain Fr Mallena, 70, prayed in the chapel and then rushed to save the Holy Eucharist and crew members’ valuables

Cardinal O’Brien is pictured with the crew of the Margareta B   (Photo: Paul McSherry)

Cardinal O’Brien meets mainly Filipino crews on container ships resting at the port

The highlight was Mass celebrated in St Aloysius church, Glasgow

Apostleship celebrates 90 years

Apostleship of the Sea celebrates its 90th anniversary

Cruise chaplains from the Apostleship of the Sea enjoyed an awareness day

Apostleship promotes cruise chaplains

Apostleship of the Sea organises awareness day at Westminster Cathedral to promote its cruise chaplaincy programme

Lord Prescott, below, attends the launch of ‘Sea-Wheeling’, in aid of Apostleship of the Sea. David Savage, above, centre, leads the Apostleship team

Riders raise funds for AoS

Cyclists hope to raise £100,000 for seafaring charity Apostleship of the Sea

A cargo ship runs aground during a heavy storm. Crews sometimes have to work in filthy and insanitary conditions  (AP Photo/Ukranian Emergencies Ministry, HO)

On the eve of Sea Sunday Martin Foley hails the faith and fortitude of the world’s seafarers

Apostleship welcomes new head

Martin Foley is the new director of Apostleship of the Sea