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Reporter Julie Caine got answers to her questions about seafarers and their lives at SCI’s International Maritime Center in the Port of Oakland. More...
  • Seafarer Stories Following Typhoon November 15, 2013 SCI staff tell of their encounters with sojourning Filipino seafarers trying to make connections and plans during their brief time in port. More...
  • A History of Maritime Ministry in the United States February 5, 2013 Through its early development as a country up until today, many religious groups have endeavored to support the often-overlooked maritime workforce piloting America’s trade. SCI’s Archivist traces More...

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The Joseph Conrad Memorial Library November 30, 2012

Although entertainment options have evolved for men and women at sea, reading and writing centers have played a part in helping seafarers stay connected for years. In this article by High School... More...

Chaplains Tell of After-Storm Care November 13, 2012

Last week, SCI chaplains in Port Newark met crews of ships entering the newly reopened port after Hurricane Sandy. Read and watch them recount their experiences in this report.

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Recovering in the Port November 5, 2012

Despite a waterlogged seafarers’ center, the Seamen’s Church Institute continues steadfast in its mission to help seafarers, greeting vessels returning to the East Coast’s largest port after... More...

Winners of Mariner Photo Contest June 1, 2012

SCI announces the winner of its photography contest for mariners, An Insider’s View, showcasing a unique perspective of maritime life. Grand Prize Winner John Dunaway collects a brand-new iPad for... More...

Applauding the Work of Chaplain Jacques April 3, 2012

The Rev. Deacon Jacques Girard leaves his post at the Seamen’s Church Institute after 12 inspiring years of port ministry. On April 2, the Institute celebrated his contributions to the maritime... More...

SCI Announces Photography Contest for Mariners March 15, 2012

Pictures like this show the hidden beauty in maritime life. SCI launches a photo contest for mariners to share their unique point of view—the Grand Prize Winner takes home an iPad.

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SCI Loses Valued Volunteer November 18, 2011

The Rev. Deacon Tom Piccate, a stalwart fixture on Saturdays at SCI’s Port Newark International Seafarers’ Center, passed away on Tuesday, November 15. For years, Tom faithfully served seafarers... More...