Since 2000 the foundation Seemannshilfe - Deutsche Evangelische Seemannsmission (DESM) has supported the development and long-term maintenance of the Paldiski Evangeelne Meremisjon both logistically and financially, concentrating its main forces on this project for the benefit of seafarers, in the coastal town's two commercial ports. Several years ago, the DESM was also actively involved for a time in the Estonian seaports Muuga near Tallinn and in Pärnu.