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Stephen Reed of the MV Buckeye State
Stephen works as an oiler on a towboat—the first step in becoming a chief engineer. Though it’s a long process, he considers it quite an improvement over his last job. More...
  • October 13, 2015 Alejo Cujo Jr. of MV Gerda Maersk

    A typical container ship crew of 22 or so can include individuals from all over the world: Denmark, Russia, Thailand, the Philippines and beyond. A chief cook, like Alejo, has to plan menus to please each palate—so how does he do it?

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  • October 1, 2015 Robert (Flash) Westmoreland and Damen Madaris of C&B Marine

    Flash and Damen might be a little older than usual to be studying for their steersman licenses—they’ve both taken unusual roads to the maritime workforce—but they’re now on their way to becoming towboat captains. They each received the Capt.

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  • September 18, 2015 William Bacadon of the CMA CGM Centaurus

    The Director of SCI–Bay Area, Adrienne Yee, worked as a purser on the SS Universe Explorer from 1997 through mid-2004 with William, who was a plumber on board.

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  • September 3, 2015 David Gibbons of CSR

    Every year, SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights welcomes students from Tulane University Law School to spend several weeks familiarizing themselves with maritime law focused on the well-being of mariners.

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  • August 27, 2015 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.

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  • 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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