Video Listings

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...
  • 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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  • March 13, 2015 Jun Lapura of the MV Box Trader

    It wasn’t very cold in Oakland when Jun visited SCI–Bay Area in late January, but he couldn’t resist wearing the scarf he’d received two months before during Christmas at Sea gift distribution.

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