1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • SCI Intern Anne Nicholson


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                  A chaplain intern from General Theological Seminary, Anne reflects on the lessons she has learned and insights gained during her time in Port Newark.

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                  • Joseph of the APL Melbourne


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                    Joseph describes the scariest moment of his career: caught in the Bay of Biscay during a terrible storm when the ship's engines stopped working.

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                    • Ihan of the Caper Dede


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                      A cadet (and alumnus of SUNY Maritime college) on Turkon's Caper Dede, Ihan visits several ports during a 45-day journey. His favorite? Salerno, Italy—and the reasons why won't surprise you.

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