The Seamen’s Center of Wilmington serves approximately 500 ships annually, representing more than 80 countries. These vessels bring more than 10,000 seafarers to the ports of Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware City and Claymont. The Center’s goal is to greet and assist mariners arriving on merchant vessels, offering a respite from the loneliness and isolation of life at sea.
The services of this non-profit charitable corporation are open to those who work on vessels going through the lower Delaware River to provide a place to relax, call home or stock up on personal items. The Center meets the human needs of all seafarers irrespective of religion, race or nationality.