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  1. Joseph Posadas of the APL Melbourne


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    Although he has worked on 14 different ships, Joseph is making his first trip to the United States. He enjoys seeing different parts of the world and looks forward to visiting more of the US, too.

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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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      • Rodel and Jeat of the Bay Chai Bridge


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        Two crewmates on the Bay Chai Bridge, Rodel and Jeat, find fun ways to pass the time while off duty—including basketball on the deck of the ship! Guess how they keep the ball from going "out of bounds" over the side of the vessel.

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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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          • Kari Boesch of Maine Maritime Academy


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            About to graduate from Maine Maritime Academy, Kari has already worked on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers as well as the Gulf of Mexico. As a young woman, she's had to prove her mettle as a deckhand—and eagerly awaits her return to river work after graduating in December.

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            • Captain Richard Bondurant of the MV Andrew Golding


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              During his 20-year career working on the inland rivers, Capt. Bondurant has witnessed a lot of changes in the industry. For one thing, he used to write letters home—and now he can use a cell phone!

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              • Captain Timothy Leach of Maine Maritime Academy


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                An instructor at Maine Maritime Academy for 35 years, Capt. Leach introduced a tug-and-barge training program to better prepare students for work on the American inland waterways. "I've enjoyed working with young people," he says. "I have a lifetime of memories.

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                • Jake Fox of the MV Mountain Girl


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                  Jake is brand-new to river work with only a month under his belt. "It's fun out here," he says. "It's hard work but I enjoy it."

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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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                    • Gemyl Borines and Arvin Guieb of the Maersk Vallvik


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                      Filipino crewmembers on the Maersk Vallvik, Gemyl and Arvin, explain how their company is offering assistance following Typhoon Haiyan. In addition to encouraging crew of other nationalities to donate…

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                      • Capt. Jeff Hawkins of the MV Donna Rushing


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                        Capt. Hawkins has missed a lot of special moments over the years and even "rescheduled" holidays for his time off. He has ways to stay in touch with family while he's gone, too: phone calls, sending gifts back and forth on supply boats, and even waving when he passes his sons' vessels out on the river!

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                        • Jania Billups on Christmas at Sea


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                          SCI usually begins distributing Christmas hats and scarves on November 1, but if the weather turns cold sooner, we're willing to bend the rules. Former intern Jania describes how she brought Christmas in October to chilly seafarers traveling through the North Atlantic.

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