1. Marc Picavez, Filmmaker

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    Marc Picavez, a cinematic artist from France, recently visited SCI-Port Newark to interview seafarers about their experiences. Like SCI, he wants to make seafarers' lives more visible to the outside…

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    • 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 day is Monday. When you go home, every…

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      • Errol of the James River Bridge

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        Even though he didn't originally want to work as a seafarer, Errol decided to take the necessary exams to become a licensed safety officer. And who says being a small guy is a bad thing? For Errol,…

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        • Angus Gillespie of Rutgers University

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          Angus Gillespie, a professor at Rutgers University, talks about the book he's writing about the Port of New York & New Jersey. "It's very important," he says, "and yet paradoxically most New Jerseyans…

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          • Steven of the MSC Monterey

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            When he's not preparing meals for the crew, Steven spends his downtime practicing guitar. He likens his time spent apart from family to the life of a rock star, always away from home.

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            • Eniola Williams of the Nigerian Port Authority

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              SCI-Port Newark receives visitors from all over the world who want to learn more about the work of maritime ministry. Eniola, Assistant Manager of the Nigerian Port Authority and PhD candidate at the Maritime Law Institute in Malta, joined chaplains for ship visiting and came away impressed.

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              • Allen of the Ever Refine

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                Third officer on the Ever Refine, Allen had another career before becoming a seafarer: photographer! He described the beautiful pictures he takes at sea, as well as a less-pleasant aspect of the job:…

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                • Post-Sandy Christmas at Sea Recovery

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                  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, SCI staff began cleaning up the hard-hit International Seafarers' Center in Port Newark. Christmas at Sea gifts, many of which were stored on the flooded first floor,…

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                  • Ihan of the Caper Dede

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                    A cadet (and alumnus of SUNY Maritime college) on Turkon's Caper Dede, Ihan visits several ports during a 45-day journey. His favorite? Salerno, Italy—and the reasons why won't surprise you.

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                    • Chaplain James Kollin of Port Newark after Sandy

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                      Chaplain James Kollin relates how he served seafarers in the difficult days following Hurricane Sandy, balancing the needs of his own family with those of seafarers.

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