Apollo Sun – Epilogue

8 janvier 2023

The seafarers from the Apollo Sun, held in Le Havre since mid-November, have at last been able to leave the ship and return to their homes.

For almost 50 days, ITF and Le Havre Seamen’s Club have battled to assist the crew. This ocean-going tug had been held in Le Havre due, at the start, to a technical incident.

The shipowner very quickly lost interest in his crew.

Teams from Le Havre Seamen’s Club have been visiting the seamen on board. Furthermore, the crew was made welcome several times on the premises of the Association Havraise d’Accueil des Marins.


Apollo Sun: Crew members are made welcome in the Seamen’s Club.

28 novembre 2022

24 November 2022

Following a technical incident, the ocean-going tug Apollo Sun has been immobilised in the Joannès Couvert dock at Le Havre.

Members of the Seamen's Club team are taking action to help the crew as best they can during this unforeseen extended stop over.

Already, the Seamen's Club has presented a woolly hat and jacket to each crew member.

As a contribution to the seafarers' comfort, Club employees have offered them a batch of pastries.

The seamen's Club has welcomed the ship's entire crew into its premises.The President of the Seamen's Club and the local ITF Inspector have 

Captain and crew about « Paniers gourmands »

16 avril 2021

Click here after to read the letter :          Dear Captain and crew

Click here after to read the                Captain CAPEWATER       letter

Captain SCHELDEDJIK    letter

SCHELDEDJIK Crew 20210317

MSC ROBERTA Captain 20210324

MSC ROBERTA Officers 20210324

20210317 French typical freshly baked baguettes and croissants

20210317 French typical freshly baked baguettes and croissants

Retirement for Michael Ludwig, pastor of the Deutsche Seemannsmission

11 juin 2020

Michael Ludwig has been in Le Havre since 2002, especially for the mission of seafarers’ welfare during their ship’s call at Le Havre.

Before coming to Le Havre, Michael was pastor of Deutsche Seemannsmission in Lomé (Togo) then Libreville (Gabon), Douala (Cameroun) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

For 18 years, Michael was in charge of the Deutsche Seemannsmission in Le Havre and also member of the board of AHAM and of the official “Commission Portuaire de Bien-Être du port du Havre”. He worked a lot for all those activities and we have all appreciated his discreet but efficient actions and proposals …