Oil Dedicated to St Maximin (Patron Invoked against Loss at Sea)
St Maximin (Patron Invoked against Loss at Sea) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Maximin venerated as a Christian saint, but it seems like there’s some confusion in your statement. Saint Maximin of Trier is a popular figure, a bishop who lived in the 4th century and closely associated with Saint Athanasius. However, I couldn’t find any specific references to him invoked against loss at sea.
Perhaps you’re conflating with Saint Nicholas of Myra, who widely known as the patron saint of sailors and often invoked in prayers for those lost at sea. He lived in the 3rd to 4th century AD and is also the origin for the character of Santa Claus.
That said, the traditions and patronages of saints can sometimes vary based on local traditions and practices, so it’s possible there are specific communities that do invoke Saint Maximin in this way.
As far as Catholic tradition goes, the most recognized patron saint of sailors and those who travel by sea is Saint Nicholas of Myra, who is also the model for the modern-day Santa Claus. Another saint often invoked for protection at sea is Saint Brendan the Navigator, a 6th-century Irish monk renowned for his legendary voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.