The Superintendent and Port Chaplain, Aberdeen Seafarers Centre gets an award!
At the gala dinner during the MNWB Seafarers’ Welfare Conference, Captain David Parsons stated:
The REVEREND HOWARD DRYSDALE, MNM was nominated for the MNWB Award for Services to Seafarers Welfare in recognition of the support and service he has given to seafarers who have visited Aberdeen during the last thirteen years and in particular for his perseverance in championing the need for a Seafarers Centre in the Port.
Had it not been for Howard, there would never have been a Seafarers Centre in Aberdeen, nor the donations and bequests to enable it to be equipped and operated. The Centre has now been open for nearly three years and has become increasingly popular with foreign seafarers who are able to come ashore and relax in a pleasant friendly environment, and use the internet facilities to speak with their families, and send e-mail messages.
Howard is highly regarded by both Shipowners and seafarers and can always be relied upon to give both spiritual and practical support to seafarers who are facing difficulties far from home.
He was then presented with his award by the Chairman of the board, Robert Jones.