Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center

401 Houston Ave, Port Arthur, TX 77640
interior photo of the seafarer center's chapel in port arthur texas

The Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center is a spiritual home away from home for ship sailors and crew from 30 countries and counting who visit the Port of Port Arthur. The center is modeled after the Kansas City Southern railroad depot that stood on the same site. The chapel reflects the area’s seagoing culture. The Altar is styled like a vintage ship with rivets. Legs are like shrimp boat outriggers. The top is part of a shrimp net door. A genuine propeller fronts the piece and sides include a ship’s portal.

Instead of holding a ship’s compass, it holds “Christ, our Compass for Life,” representatives say.

Services include safe Transportation Worker Identification Credential Escorting in and out of facilities, Transportation and Communication services, Pastoral Care, Counseling and Advocacy for Seafarers. Do you crochet, knit or sew?  Volunteer to make caps for seafarers working cold winter waters. Or sew drawstring bags for Christmas at Sea Program.

Contact the Seafarers’ Center via email here.

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Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center

401 Houston Ave, Port Arthur, TX 77640, USA