Welcome to Befrienders Worldwide Seafarers’ Page

Are you finding life emotionally challenging now? Feeling frustrated and upset that you cannot do anything to help your situation, nobody wants to know? Befrienders Worldwide seafarers support centres are just a click away. Please try to connect with us, and your voice will be heard. Please get in touch with our seafarers support centres by clicking below.

You may call any centre (below) which is open – wherever you are in the world. They are open 7 days a week

Please say that you are a SEAFARER and you have contacted them via the Befrienders Worldwide website. (Of course, all calls remain strictly confidential and you need not give your name)

The current time is 18:02 UTC
(This is the Coordinated Universal Time)

USA – Call or text 988 when in and around the USA, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico

SPAIN – Please note that Samaritans in Spain is using a US toll-free number

CHINA/HK – We are pleased to say that HK Samaritans will be available to take calls from Seafarers from 10:00hrs-22:00hrs. (10am-10pm HK time ) from now on.


National Lifeline

Status : OPEN NOW

Call 988

Operating Hours:

From: 00:00 UTC
To: 23:59 UTC

Local Time: Not Applicable – open 24 hrs


Samaritans in Spain

Status : OPEN NOW

Call +1 877 209 2475

Operating Hours:

From: 09:00 UTC
To: 21:00 UTC

Local Time: UTC+1 hrs


GIBSAMS- Gibraltar

Status : OPEN NOW

WhatsApp 0035 0560 03612

Operating Hours:

From: 14:00 UTC
To: 22:00 UTC

Local Time: UTC+1 hrs


The Samaritans

Status: CLOSED

Call +852 2896 0000

Operating Hours:

From: 02:00 UTC
To: 14:00 UTC

Local Time: UTC+8 hrs


In Touch Philippines

Status: OPEN NOW

Contact In Touch

Operating Hours:

From: 16:00 UTC
To: 15:59 UTC

Local Time: UTC+8 hrs

Your call is important. If you cannot get through please wait and try again.