International Seafarers’ Center

“Serving Brunswick’s Global Maritime Community Since 1982”
International Seafarers’ Center, operated by the Brunswick Port Society of Brunswick, Georgia, was organized in 1982 to provide a hospitable refuge for seafarers visiting Brunswick from more than 70 countries around the world.

Hospitality Services:

  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Counseling Services
  • Chaplain Sea Services
  • Low Cost Phone Cards
  • Email Access
  • Native Foods
  • Library
  • Chapel/Meditation Facilities

Advocate for Seafarers’ Rights:

  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Access to Medical & Dental Facilities
  • Required by Law
  • Mediation/Conlfict Resolution
  • Verify Training Certification
Colonel's Island Center
Colonel’s Island Center
Brunswick Center
Brunswick Center

Two hospitality centers offer a continuum of services that focus on meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of mariners while their ships are docked at the Port of Brunswick.

Because staff and volunteers keep both centers open every day of the year seafarers may contact loved ones through the centers’ telephone banks and email access. They can mail letters, wire transfer money home, buy personal items and native foods or just relax.

In light of the competition in today’s global economy, the Seafarers’ Center contributes to our port’s competitive edge by caring for the men and women who crew the vessels that are so vital to our local and regional economies.

Our International Seafarers’ Center has gained an international reputation among seafarers and the shipping community, not only for our hospitality but also for our human rights advocacy.


Tom Matyok
Executive Director

Renee Matyok
Business Manager

Mark Fell
Logistics Manager