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A Message for IMO World Maritime Day 2022

September 29, 2022

INGRAM BARGE COMPANY GIFTS $1,000,000 TO THE SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSTITUTE’S MINISTRY ON THE RIVER

September 14, 2022

Ingram Barge Company has made a $1 million gift to The Seamen’s Church Institute in support of its Ministry On The River campaign.  Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Ingram Barge Company—with a fleet of over 140 tow boats, 4000 barges, and 2000 workers—is among the largest inland-waterway commodity transportation companies in the […]

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Reflections upon “Vriedelandt”

September 13, 2022

Retired Chaplain Kempton Baldridge represented SCI at SUNY Maritime College’s 2022 Indoctrination Week. He wrote about his time there and his experience meeting the incoming cadets. “Did you go to Fort Schuyler?”  I was asked that question often as SCI’s chaplain at ‘Fort Schuyler,’ as SUNY Maritime College is often called. So frequently, in fact, I […]

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Chaplaincy: The Heart of SCI

August 19, 2022

From the Knit Before Christmas, August 2022 The heart of the Seamen’s Church Institute is its chaplaincy. In the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest port on North America’s East Coast, chaplains and support personnel provide pastoral care via ship visits, transportation services, and extended hospitality at our International Seafarers’ Center. In […]

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Legacy Giving to SCI

August 19, 2022

Published in The Knit Before Christmas, August 2022 Named in memory of Janet Lord Roper, SCI’s “House Mother” from 1915 to 1943, the Roper Legacy Society acknowledges the generosity and foresight of individuals who include the Seamen’s Church Institute in their estate plans as an important philanthropic commitment to furthering SCI’s mission. In 2018, to […]

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Meaningful Work: Tulane Law Student Ashleigh Higgs’ Summer CMA Internship

August 19, 2022

For 27 years, SCI’s Center for Mariner Advocacy has welcomed students from Tulane University School of Law to work as interns during their 1L summer. This summer, CMA welcomed Ashleigh Higgs to the longstanding program, where she was able to engage with and learn from the meaningful work that CMA does. Here are a few […]

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Two Key Features to be Added to CME Client Service Experience

August 19, 2022

SCI’s Center for Maritime Education is adding two key features to their client service experience in September: registration automation and blended learning modules. – Registration automation will allow CME clients to sync up their HR databases with SCI, streamlining service/course re-enrollment. Providing clients the option of automation, reduces the labor and potential for error that […]

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SCI – Covering the August 2022 Conferences 

August 19, 2022

One of SCI’s priorities is to maintain an active presence within the maritime community, raising visibility within the industry of the personal support, education, and legal advocacy services we offer to river mariners and seafarers. To that end, conference attendance is important and this August, SCI has attended three conferences: • Senior Chaplain Thomas Rhoades, […]

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The Knit Before Christmas

August 17, 2022

We hope you’re inspired for another great Christmas at Sea season, and The Knit Before Christmas—our magazine for our fiber-artist community—is in the mail. But, you can check it out online here: http://seamenschurch.org/knit-summer-2022. Or download the PDF, click here.

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New Center for Maritime Education Dedicated Examiner Course 

July 22, 2022

A Dedicated Examiner (DE) is a specific type of assessor – a USCG licensed mariner, authorized to appraise a mariner’s ability to meet a set of standards outlined by the USCG for completion of the Towing Officer Assessment Record (TOAR). DE’s are often in-company assessors, reviewing and certifying apprentice mates seeking to be trained as […]

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