Bishop J. Kevin Boland of Savannah, Georgia, promoter of Apostleship of the Sea (AOS), stated:
“Mariners serve the needs of human kind in quiet and unobtrusive ways.
These hardworking men and women contribute to global economic vitality.
The nature of the industry requires their absence from home and family for many months without a break.
Their labor and sacrifice make possible our access to the goods of the world.”