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  1. Jamie of the MV Tennessee

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    Deckhand Jamie Schumann gives MOR+G Chaplain Kempton Baldridge a tour of the various barges and their contents on board the MV Tennessee.

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    • Dipak Pawar of Brotonne Bridge on Night Duty

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      Dipak, a 4th Engineer on the Brotonne Bridge, describes his typical daily schedule. The ship's engineers share night-watch duties throughout the week to ensure the engines are maintained 24/7.

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      • Capt. Gerald Dimson of the MV Bunga Banyan

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        Captain Gerald of the MV Bunga Banyan reveals how some seafarers' families keep busy while their loved one works at sea. He also has some advice "to keep strong and healthy" while apart.

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        • Hasith Buddhima of the Seaspan Chiwan

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          In less than ten years, Hasith has worked his way up from cadet to third engineer, studying hard and working on board ships to gain experience. Now, he's passed the exam to become a second engineer…

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          • Mike Cook of the MV Jerry Tinkey on Playing Pranks

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            Mariners often cite a sense of humor as one of the necessary qualities for success on a towboat. Quite the practical joker, Mike often tests his crewmates for this characteristic.

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            • John Stapleton of the MV Buckeye State

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              John has spent several years on the river, working his way up from deckhand to steersman. Since he’s training to work in the wheelhouse, he maintains a tougher schedule of four weeks on, two…

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              • Felix Rabasto of the Baltimore Bridge

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                At SCI-Bay Area, seafarer Felix Rabasto is reunited with his cousin Santa for the first time in 30 years.

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                • Martin of the MV Mountain Girl

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                  Martin, a fairly new deckhand on McGinnis's MV Mountain Girl, has responsibility for teaching an even newer colleague the ropes. "I find it a lot easier to teach him because a lot of things are still fresh on my mind," he says. "I can relate to him."

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                  • Captain Bancaflor of the Anastasia S on Voyage Length

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                    The captain of a large bulk ship describes its complicated schedule which includes stops in Mexico, New Jersey and Germany with various kinds of cargo, from rock salt to coal. The single leg between…

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                    • Jaison Asebo on MLC Provision for Time Off

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                      “This is one big ball game,” says Jaison about the Maritime Labor Convention's new regulations about contract length. Seafarers with longer contracts retain more stress, and that can lead to poor job performance.

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                      • Chaplain Marge Lindstrom of SCI and Chaplain John Corbett of Stella Maris

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                        SCI partners with other maritime ministries in the port when tragedy strikes at sea.

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                        • Harold Lawder of Lawder Sand Company

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                          Several decades ago, Harold Lawder built towboats for the inland rivers. Here he describes an amusing mishap with the placement of MV The General MacArthur's engines.

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