Mission to Seafarers Bunbury
Statistics and Facts
The importance of the Bunbury Mission to Seafarers can be typified by the increasing number of ship arrivals, bus trips and crew visits undertaken by the mission.
The number of crew visiting the Bunbury mission grew 40% from 2006 to 2007, reaching 4854. This number is expected to climb to 5500 by 2009.
In May 2008 640 seafaring crew visited the Bunbury Mission.
On average there are 28 ship arrivals each month at the Bunbury Port.
The bus service has grown substantial, with a 56% increase from 2005 (991 bus trips) to 2007 (1551 bus trips).
Mission to Seafarers operates in over 230 ports around the world.
More than 3600 phone cards are used.
More than 1500 internet connections are made.
Over 1000 magazines and books are distributed to seafarers.
Seafarers are given clothing from the clothing rack.
500 knitted beanies are supplied.