1. Mark of the APL Melbourne

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    Like many seafarers, Mark will be spending Christmas—and lots of other special days—on board ship. "We don't have a choice," he says. "When you're working, every day is Monday. When you go home, every day is Sunday."

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    • Post-Sandy Christmas at Sea Recovery

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      In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, SCI staff began cleaning up the hard-hit International Seafarers' Center in Port Newark. Christmas at Sea gifts, many of which were stored on the flooded first floor, rank high on the list of damaged items needing immediate attention.

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      • Knitters at the Noble Maritime Collection

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        Christmas at Sea Program Manager Paige Sato visited “Close-knit,” a weekly meeting of knitters at Staten Island’s Noble Maritime Collection. Their years of dedication have resulted in “boxes and boxes” of cozy hats, scarves, and vests, which warm seafarers’ bodies and souls all winter.

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        • Niel & Rommel of the CMA CGM Libra

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          These crewmates spent Christmas in the Pacific ocean and New Year's at berth in Hong Kong. They received Christmas at Sea gifts from SCI--Bay Area before the holiday, and planned to have a special holiday celebration on board ship.

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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 for each of their crewmates to ensure a warm, happy holiday.

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            • East & West Packing Days: Christ Church & St. Clement's

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              Recently, two churches on opposite sides of the United States came to SCI Centers to pack hundreds of Christmas at Sea gifts for seafarers. It looks like these parishioners from Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda, CA and St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Hawthorne, NJ had a good time doing it, too. Thanks to all our dedicated volunteers.

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              • Crew members of the APL Sweden and the Nordatlantic Receive Christmas at Sea Packages

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                At SCI's International Maritime Center in the Bay Area, crew members from the APL Sweden and the Nordatlantic say thanks and Merry Christmas to all of SCI's volunteers. The beautiful handmade bags by Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda, CA contain scarves and hats made by Christmas at Sea knitters from around the country.

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                • Christmas at Sea...in May

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                  What does SCI’s Christmas at Sea do in the spring? Paige Sato, Program Manager, offers a peek at the work to be done outside of the Christmas season.

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                  • Naresh Kadam of the MOL Encore

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                    Naresh's contract as an AB ends this month. Lucky him! For his crewmates spending Christmas on board the ship, Christmas at Sea packages will help make the holiday a little brighter.

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                    • Nestor, Jose & Gene of the Hanjin Basel

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                      What's inside a Christmas at Sea ditty bag? Three crew members from the Hanjin Basel get a sneak peek into their gifts handmade by SCI volunteers.

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