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President, Mission to Seafarers Brisbane

Captain Ross Nicholls

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Captain Ross Nicholls is President of Mission to Seafarers Brisbane and a former Port of Brisbane Marine Pilot, having retired in April 2020. He worships at the Parish of East Redlands Parish, with a special interest in seafarer ministry.

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Sea Sunday 2021

“Sea Sunday is more than a day to recognise and celebrate the role of the seafarer. It is an opportunity for us to recognise the significant dislocation seafarers have chosen to accept and acknowledge their sacrifices that enable us to live the life we do,” says Captain Ross Nicholls, as Sea Sunday approaches on Sunday 11 July

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Tim Tams and TLC

“It didn’t take long for our team at the Brisbane Seafarers Centre to put together a ‘care package’ that addressed all of the quarantined seafarer’s material needs and even included a packet of Tim Tams! Our Sunshine Coast ‘disciples’ delivered this package to his door and watched the smile on his face as he opened the package,” says MTS Brisbane’s Captain Ross Nicholls

Maritime Safety Queensland General Manager Angus Mitchell and Maritime Safety Queensland staff members Jude and Ellie passing their ‘care package’ donations to Mission to Seafarers Brisbane Volunteer Supervisor Heather Turner (centre) in April 2020

MTS Brisbane navigating uncharted waters

“As a result of current physical distancing measures and the need for many volunteers to stay in their homes, the human contact element of our role is marginalised, and our usual services curtailed. While this was initially perplexing, it has made us think more laterally and creatively, so our important ministry for seafarers may continue,” says Captain Ross Nicholls from Mission to Seafarers Brisbane