Mission to Seafarers - New Bus

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Mission to Seafarers - New Bus

The Port Kembla branch of the Mission to seafarers recently took ownership of a second vehicle to assist with the efficient transportation of seafarers whilst visiting the port.

The Mission secured funding for the purchase through the International Transport Federation along with various donations from other organisations including the PKPC.

Lay Chaplain David Masters said that the increase in trade through the port recently, has meant that there has been an increase in demand for the services of the Mission locally.

"Despite tougher economic times globally, figures actually increased in the last few years. The 4300 visitors that used the Missions services last year, was up significantly on the 3300 and 2200 (respectively) in the previous two years" said Mr Masters.

The new (12 seat) vehicle is expected to bring benefit to the Mission by being more fuel efficient.

A small gathering of guests from around the port were on hand to welcome the arrival of the new vehicle, with Leanne Taylor PKPC GM Corporate Services and Mick Coulstock Chairman Port Kembla Mission to Seafarers doing the official "cutting of the ribbon".

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