Fran Caster Pacardo of the Bai Chay Bridge
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Third Officer Fran Caster Pacardo describes how he relaxes on board ship—often with movies and books. At the International Maritime Center in the Port of Oakland, seafarers can take books from…
Alan of the Oleander
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Seafarers really appreciate help from SCI ship visitors when they cannot disembark in port. Recently, Chaplain Marge Lindstrom and ship visitor Tom Pace helped Alan, Chief Cook on the MV Oleander,…
Naresh Kadam of the MOL Encore
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Naresh's contract as an AB ends this month. Lucky him! For his crewmates spending Christmas on board the ship, Christmas at Sea packages will help make the holiday a little brighter.
Mark of the APL Melbourne
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Like many seafarers, Mark will be spending Christmas—and lots of other special days—on board ship. "We don't have a choice," he says. "When you're working, every…
Mariners Say Thanks for Christmas on the River
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Every year, SCI distributes thousands of gift packages to mariners working along the inland rivers at Christmastime. Here, recipients of these heartfelt gifts describe what the gesture means to them.
The Superheroes of Christmas
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In this holiday message, the Seamen's Church Institute unmasks the superheroes of Christmas, merchant mariners who work tirelessly to make our holiday celebrations bright and cheerful. Learn…
Amelito, Richie and Joseph of CMA CGM Vivaldi
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After these seafarers spent their shore leave buying gifts for their families, they received their own Christmas gifts courtesy of SCI-Bay Area volunteers. They'll bring back to ship a present…
Nestor, Jose & Gene of the Hanjin Basel
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What's inside a Christmas at Sea ditty bag? Three crew members from the Hanjin Basel get a sneak peek into their gifts handmade by SCI volunteers.
Josh Hamilton of the MV Dr. Edwin H. Welch
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A steersman on board the MV Dr. Edwin H. Welch, Josh credits certain skills and abilities to the training he received at SCI's Center for Maritime Education in Paducah, KY. "They made me…
Greg Alolor of the MSC Altair
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Greg, an OS (ordinary seaman), works on board the MSC Altair, one of the largest container ships in the world. "It's not bad," he says. "It's really huge."
Captain Andy Randolph of OSV Genie Lab
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Learn more in three minutes about life on board an OSV than in three hours of reading about it on Wikipedia. As part of their mission to go "wherever the waters flow," SCI chaplains visit…
Ronaldo of the Ever Racer
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Ronaldo, chief engineer on the Ever Racer, shares with Chaplain Megan Sanders what inspires him: his family, God and seafarers' welfare groups like SCI. "We need each other," he says
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