North America’s Largest, Most Comprehensive Seafarer & Mariner Service Agency
The Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) reach, influence, scale, and level of innovation for both international seafarers and U.S. mariners is unmatched in the North American maritime community. We are dedicated to mariner well-being, pastoral care, maritime training, navigational and vessel safety, legal advocacy, and global policy for the vital yet often overlooked role of those who work within the maritime industry. Our work and mission is only made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, donors and volunteers.
Seafarer & Mariner Services
Pastoral Care, Crisis Response, and Support for Domestic Mariners and International Seafarers through our team of trained Chaplains.Learn More
Center for Maritime Education
Simulator Training, e-Learning, Engineering Feasibility Studies, Mariner Safety & Safe Waterways are at the core of CME.Learn More
Center for Mariner Advocacy
Dedicated year-round to safeguarding mariner wellbeing, dignity, and rights.Learn More
Maritime Training Benefit Luncheon
We look forward to welcoming the Gulf Coast and Lower Mississippi River maritime community to Houston, TX, for the annual Maritime Training Benefit Luncheon on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Click below to learn more about attending and sponsorship opportunities.
Advocating for the Galaxy Leader Seafarer Release
SCI joins the international maritime community in advocating for the release of the Galaxy Reader Crew—Read the full International ...Learn More
CME Sees Growth in 2023 in Simulator Training and e-Learning.
As part of SCI’s mission focus, the Center for Maritime Education is dedicated to training mariners and optimizing mariner ...Learn More
CME Tested New Tug Model for Port of Corpus Christi
In 2019 and 2020, when MODA Ingleside Energy Center sought to expand berths for better accommodation of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) ...Learn More
Making a Difference in 2023
• SCI-Port of New York and New Jersey • Throughout 2023, the International Seafarers’ Center in Port Newark continued to have a significant ...Learn More
Addressing Seafarer Mental Health.
As SCI President & Executive Director, the Rev. Mark Nestlehutt, notes: “We all worry, and we all wish for safety and security for ourselves and our families. Seafarers are no different, yet they face challenges while at sea, in an isolated and often risky environment.” Learn more by downloading Addressing and Managing Seafarer Mental Health Challenges, published in collaboration with the American P&I Club.
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The Origins of SCI
Explore our legacy of supporting mariners and seafarers. This 12-minute video traces SCI’s origins from a small floating church nestled within the port of New York to its growth into North America’s largest and most comprehensive mariner and seafarer service agency.