Bay Area Center

4001 – 7th Street (map)
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510-839-2226
Fax: 510-839-8193

Hours of Operation
M-F 1000 — 2200
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

SCI's International Maritime Center, located in the heart of the Port of Oakland, serves commercial ports in Oakland and surrounding ports in the San Francisco Bay Area. SCI welcomes all seafarers, port workers, including truckers, and warehouse workers, to this friendly and safe environment for relaxation, recreation, and spiritual refreshment.

At the Center, seafarers and port workers find ...

  • Wi-Fi and use of computers
  • International telephone service and low cost phone cards
  • Recreation (basketball, table tennis, billiards, and more)
  • Money transfer service
  • Mail Service – postcards and stamps
  • Snack bar and refreshments
  • Transportation to local stores, port gates, and BART
  • Worship, prayer, and counseling

When seafarers arrive in port, SCI can arrange a free shuttle to/from the Center, terminal gates, and local stores.

On board vessels, chaplains and ship visitors can provide

  • Phones, phone cards, SIM cards and "top ups"
  • Mobile Hotspots
  • Money transfer service
  • Prayer or Holy Communion

SCI also welcomes other visitors to the Center, including

  • Knitters
  • Volunteers
  • Religious and civic groups (by prior arrangement)