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Mike Cook of the MV Jerry Tinkey on Making Crew Change
Mariners can join a towboat at any stage on its journey, and often this involves a day of transit just to get to the crew change point. Once, Mike decided to take the bus to go join his vessel and wound with more trip than he bargained for. More...
  • August 20, 2015 John Stapleton of the MV Buckeye State

    John has spent several years on the river, working his way up from deckhand to steersman.

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  • August 14, 2015 Orlando Crisostomo of NYK Atlas

    Although he’s been working as a seafarer for four years, Orlando just visited the Port of Oakland for the first time.

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  • August 7, 2015 Karen Graham of ACL

    Karen was working as a deckhand for American Commercial Lines (ACL) when she met Ministry on the Rivers and Gulf Chaplain Kempton Baldridge, who encouraged her to try for her steersman license—even though she'd never considered it an option.

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  • April 17, 2015 Rajesh Kumar of MOL Encore

    Rajesh’s journey takes him to ports in Asia and the United States.

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  • April 2, 2015 Victoria of the MV Buckeye State

    Before she joined AEP as a deckhand, Victoria worked in the deck department of an aircraft carrier. Life on a towboat has a lot of differences—including not sharing a room with 80 other people!

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  • March 23, 2015 Tom Pace, Volunteer at SCI–Port Newark

    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 workforce.

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