Seafarer Services

WhatsApp is monitored only during operational hours: Monday to Friday — 0800 to 2100

Front Desk: 973.589.5828


The Port of New York and New Jersey ranks among the largest ports in North America. SCI has stationed three chaplains at the International Seafarers’ Center (ISC) who, along with a small group of Chaplain Associates, make regular visits to ships to engage with seafarers. The ISC serves as our facility within the port, providing a haven for the entire port community, including seafarers, truckers, and port workers.

Transportation offered

Free transportation to SCI’s welcome center, terminal gates, and Jersey Gardens Mall is provided Monday-Friday 0800-2000 EST/EDT.

Chaplain Visits

In addition to regular ship visits by SCI chaplains for ships calling on the Port of New York and New Jersey, our chaplains offer:

  • Support for mental or physical wellness
  • Scheduling a religious service on ship
  • Onboard or virtual spiritual guidance and counseling
  • Advocacy and help in an emergency
  • Sim cards for purchase

Scheduled Chaplaincy Services

Call+1.973.589.5828 to schedule:

  • a chaplain hospital visit for a sick seafarer
  • a chaplain visit to a seafarer detained in a hotel during litigation
  • a chaplain escort for a family member to visit crew members onboard a ship
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