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  1. A Family On the River

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    Henry, a mariner on the inland rivers, speaks with Ministry on the River chaplain Kempton Baldridge about how working on the river is more than a job – “It’s a lifestyle.”…

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    • Ahmed of the MOL Encore

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      Seafarers face a lot of hardships, and Ahmed describes a few—the loneliness, the inability to be with family during stressful moments. But, he says, seafarers also have certain perks: seeing the world, meeting lots of new people and gaining unique perspective on life.

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      • 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,…

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        • Al Casper of the MV Belgian

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          Al, captain on the fleeting vessel MV Belgian, tells Ministry on the Rivers and Gulf chaplain Kempton Baldridge why he began working on the river. "I always knew I wanted to be a pilot."

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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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            • 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…

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              • Andy Cannava of C&B Marine

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                In this video, C&B Captain Andy Cannava tells how he and his colleagues came to the rescue of a runaway restaurant boat during recent flooding on the Ohio River.

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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…

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                  • Anthony Arzaga of the Hanjin Boston

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                    When you hear A/B Anthony Arzaga from the Hanjin Boston talk about how he spends his downtime, it sounds an awful lot like what most of us landlubbers like doing too.

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                    • Arjay of the MV Polynesia

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                      Arjay, an electrician on the MV Polynesia, visited SCI’s Bay Area Center to use the Internet and get a ride to the mall. Since they docked for just a few hours, some crew members could not leave…

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                      • Arnel and Eugene of the Chiswick Bridge

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                        The crew of the Chiswick Bridge set up their laptops at SCI's International Maritime Center in Oakland to VoIP their families in the Philippines. Adrienne Yee interviews Arnel and Eugene, who…

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                        • A Seafarer's Sister

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                          Ruby drove hours on the interstate to see her brother, a seafarer whose journey brought him to Port Newark. In this video, she tells Paige Sato about how her brother’s job helps his family.…

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