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  1. Tom Pace, Volunteer at SCI–Port Newark

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    A former seafarer himself, six years ago Tom Pace decided to volunteer at SCI’s Port Newark International Seafarers’ Center to see if he could offer something to today’s maritime…

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    • Jun Lapura of the MV Box Trader

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      It wasn't very cold in Oakland when Jun visited SCI–Bay Area in late January, but he couldn't resist wearing the scarf he'd received two months before during Christmas at Sea…

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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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        • Jerome Aventuna II of the MV Box Trader

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          On his first voyage at sea, 19-year-old Jerome works as a deck cadet, which means learning all about the deck department's duties from more experienced mariners. He plans to work his way up this…

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          • Bradley Glenn of AEP River Operations

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            As a Safety and Health Supervisor for AEP River Operations, Bradley's job sometimes includes more than just routine work. Occasionally, he gets to share the mysteries—and importance—of…

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            • Omar Luchavez of the MV Ever Radiant

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              Omar currently works as an AB (able-bodied seaman) but hopes to progress to third mate on his next contract. And, like many seafarers, he dreams of becoming a captain one day, even though it will…

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              • Mark Halliman of the MV Jerry Tinkey

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                Mariners often say that they get paid twice a day: sunrise and sunset. Capt. Halliman agrees, describing how his watch schedule allows him to enjoy both dawn and dusk.

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                • Marcos Sariana of the MV Ever Radiant

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                  With a new route planned for his ship, Marcos says folks at the International Maritime Center might not see him over the next four to six months; but since his contract lasts longer than that, there’s…

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                  • Capt. Perry Jones of the MV Nathan Golding

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                    Captain Jones started his career as a mariner working on shrimp boats with his dad in Honduras. Now he heads one of Golding Barge Lines’ vessels and can offer some advice to folks looking to…

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                    • Jania Billups Final Interview

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                      In November 2013, Jania Billups wrapped up a two-year internship affiliated with local Episcopal service group Newark ACTS at SCI’s Port Newark Center. Jania reflects on what she takes away…

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                      • Kurt Arnold of the MV Janis R. Brewer

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                        Kurt is retired, but that hasn’t stopped him from keeping his pilot’s license active and joining up with a Crounse Corporation towboat when asked. With 41 years of experience under his…

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                        • Freddie D. Salvatierra of the Ever Refine

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                          Seafarers work long hours, so they need to relax during their off-duty time. On Freddie’s ship, crew can watch movies and even play basketball on the deck—with a net to make sure no out-of-bounds…

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