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  1. Anetibo Luti of the Hanjin Haiphong

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    Every seafarer has a favorite port or two—the place where he or she most likes to visit on a journey. For Anetibo from Fiji, U.S. ports feel like home.

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    • Houston Goodman of the MV AJ Morris

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      Houston doesn’t let the simple matter of a prosthetic leg get in the way of his job as a deckhand. He’s as strong and able as any of his crewmates to do the hard physical labor required…

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      • Nicanor Decierdo Jr of Galaxy Ace

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        Nicanor has worked in the deck and maintenance department for 25 years and currently serves as a bosun. He told Chaplain James Kollin about the two sides of seafaring life: the tough stuff—like…

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        • Stephen Reed of the MV Buckeye State

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          Stephen works as an oiler on a towboat—the first step in becoming a chief engineer. Though it’s a long process, he considers it quite an improvement over his last job.

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          • Jose Gonzalez Jr. of Galaxy Ace

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            José has worked at sea for his whole career and thinks he’ll continue until retirement. Besides being able to provide a good life for his family, working as a seafarer has allowed him…

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            • Dr. Rafael Lefkowitz of Yale University

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              Dr. Rafael Lefkowitz studies occupational health at Yale University. Lately, he has been joining SCI ship visitors on their visits aboard vessels to gain more understanding of the workplace-related…

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              • Capt. Terri Smiley of the MV Mae Etta Hines

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                Captain Terri Smiley already retired once, but she says, "I can't stay away from the river." You may remember her from this video: https://vimeo.com/106510520. As a leader for young…

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                • James Warren of the MV Kentucky

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                  When he left the US Marine Corps, James faced some tough times as he tried to take care of his family. But he found work on board a towboat, and now he’s committed to a career on the water.

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                  • Joe Mackey of the MV James H

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                    A veteran of the USS Kentucky, Joe’s used to working on board larger vessels than a towboat. Not only that—he's also used to working below the water, rather than on it.

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                    • Hunter of the MV Janis R. Brewer

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                      Although he dreamed of working in construction, Hunter found that a career on the river can be rewarding too—and now he’s got his eye on the wheelhouse.

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                      • Charmaine Johnson of the Horizon Consumer

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                        AB Charmaine Johnson works right in the thick of things on board ocean-going vessels, inspired to find a job in the industry by—of all things—a 1980’s television show.

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                        • Steve Morehouse of the MV Jerry Tinkey

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                          On board a vessel, chefs have to cater for everyone’s tastes, but does that mean they have to cook whatever the crew bring them? Towboat cook Steve tells us about some interesting deliveries…

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