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From seafarers for seafarers

Welcome to the seamen’s club 50 Miles! We offer a home away from home to all seafarers – regardless of their background, religion or worldview.

The care of seafarers is a matter of the heart for us from our own many years of experience. We are there for you when you need us – you are not alone! We offer you the opportunity to spend your free time away from the ship and relax all year round. With us the human being is in the center. We want you to feel comfortable.

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With two partners, Seafarer’s Social Service Oldenburg (SSSO) has installed a free wireless system at the port of Oldenburg. Seafarers at the port now have free Internet access and can keep in touch with their distant homeland much more easily.

We’re creating a place for seafarers

On March 1, the Humanist Association was handed over the property of the future Seafarer’s Social Service in Oldenburg (SSSO). In Cloppenburger Straße, “50 Miles” will soon begin operations as…

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Our services for you

Unwinding outside the workplace ship

The facility features a comfortably designed recreation room with a variety of recreational activities. There are also opportunities to retreat. The WLAN network is available to you free of charge throughout the premises.

Goods and services of daily needs

In the immediate vicinity of the “50 Miles” you can buy goods on weekdays.

Practical support

Money Exchange: With us you can exchange limited amounts of money free of charge at the current purchase price.

Money Transfer: We transfer your money for you without any fees.

SIM Cards: We offer you international SIM cards for immediate mobile use.

Medical care

We work with several local specialists to make it possible to schedule appointments for examinations during weekend layovers or evening hours.

Counseling and support

It is our concern not only to offer you a leisure time activity, but also to support you far away from home. That is why the humanistic pastoral care is important to us. Our trained humanistic counselors are always ready to listen to you.

Religious Care

In the spirit of seafaring, the Humanist Association’s 50 Miles sees itself as a space that is open to the world, culturally diverse, and free of discrimination. Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to pray, meditate, or otherwise contemplate in our Room of Silence in your own way.

How you will find us

The 50 Miles is conveniently located. The nearest bus stop named “Dr.-Schüßler-Straße/Klinikum”, is a two minute walk away, from where the bus takes 15 minutes to the harbor (Bus stop: Staustraße A).

For many of our offers we provide a shuttle service, also for the trip to our club. After making an appointment by phone, our staff will pick you up directly from the pier.

Phone number: +49 173 5603750

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Corona information

We offer free government-approved corona testing on board.

Greeting from the Mayor of Oldenburg

The new “Seafarer’s Social Service” represents a genuine enrichment for our harbour and our city. The regional group of the Humanist Association in Oldenburg fills an important gap with their offer: Finally, seafarers will be able to encounter social care in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention in our harbour. I am well aware of the meaning of this new institution and therefore, I am happy to support it as its patron.

The coronavirus pandemic has shown the urgency of social care for seafarers more than ever. Often, these institutions represent the only possibility for seafarers to provide themselves with goods for their daily needs and to cultivate social contacts. But the need for such offers of support does not only exist during crisis, with the Seafarers Social Service we are also well positioned for the future. Oldenburg is one of the busiest inland ports of Lower Saxony and shipping activities will keep growing due to our new turning basin. Ships up to 110 m of length will be able to head for Oldenburg. As a city, we hope that this infrastructural renewal will give a lasting stimulus for our port industries. In this process, I see the provision of care of the Humanistic Association as an important addition. Seafarers and their well-being should not be lost sight of at a prosperous port location like Oldenburg.

Therefore, I would like to specifically thank the regional group of the Humanist Association for setting up the institution of the Seafarer’s Social Service.

Also, I wish that it will develop into a known and beloved contact point in every respect.

Jürgen Krogmann
Mayor

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The Humanist Association (HV) is an officially recogenized worldview community. The HV stands for an ethic of secular humanism and is a member of the European Humanist Federation (EHF) as well as Humanists International, which has consultative voices in the bodies of the UN, UNESCO and the Council of Europe.