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SCI TOURS INLAND MARINER TRAINING CENTER IN EUROPE

September 22, 2023

In mid-September, 2023, SCI’s President & Executive Director, Mark Nestlehutt, visited the Antwerp Maritime Academy’s inland mariner training facility, De Vlaamse Waterweg (Flemish Waterways), in Willebroek, Belgium. Training for Belgian and other European river and canal mariners is overseen by Managing Director, Philippe De Gauw, whom Mark and his SCI colleagues met during the 2022 […]

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BEING READY FOR THE FUTURE OF SEAFARER WELFARE

September 21, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of maritime ministry and seafarer welfare, staying informed and legally aware is crucial for chaplains and those dedicated to supporting the well-being of seafarers. Phil Schifflin, Esq., Director of the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Center for Mariner Advocacy, recently addressed chaplains and other seafarer welfare workers at the North American Maritime Ministry […]

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WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY STUDENTS VISIT SCI–NEW YORK

September 21, 2023

Photos by Shinabhat Maneerin On August 29, the Seamen’s Church Institute welcomed 15 master’s students enrolled in the Maritime Law & Policy program at the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden. The students represented 12 countries: Mozambique, Ecuador, India, Namibia, Philippines, Georgia, Ukraine, Japan, Thailand, Maldives, Vietnam, and Guyana. All are involved in the maritime administrations or […]

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Alison Odermann wraps up SCI/Tulane Law Summer Internship

August 21, 2023

With Chaplain Tom Rhoades, Ali went along for vessel visits in New Orleans—here meeting some of the crew members of the MV Kristen Golding, Golding Barge Lines. For 28 years, SCI’s Center for Mariner Advocacy has welcomed students from Tulane University School of Law to intern during their 1L summer. This summer, CMA welcomed Alison […]

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“Routine” Visits

August 21, 2023

The Rev. David Shirk — SCI Chaplain, Ministry on the River + Gulf One of my favorite ways to conduct a boat visit is to ride along with a boat store delivery. Larry Barnes and his two crews from Barnes Boat Store know the impact of SCI’s ministry on mariners and always welcome SCI Chaplains […]

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CME Provides Customized Training Module to Longstanding Client

August 21, 2023

SCI’s Center for Maritime Education (CME) has created a new simulator model for AET, tailored for their Offshore and Global Lightering Division. This model aims to facilitate training for mariners who operate the Lightering Support Vessels (LSV) in collaboration with Ship-to-Ship Mooring Masters during the deployment and retrieval of Yokohama fenders. To build this simulator […]

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SCI Chaplain James Kollin Reports on the Seafarers of the Grande Costa D’Avorio

July 21, 2023

July 18, 2023 Recently SCI Chaplain James Kollin visited with the crew of the Grande Costa D’Avorio (the ship that caught fire on July 5) at a hotel in Port Newark to deliver last-ordered items and met with Washington, DC-based Philippine Labor Attaché (PLA). “They invited me to their meeting, and I witnessed their interaction, […]

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SCI’s Silver Bell Awards Dinner Raises Over $700,000 in Support of Mariners & Seafarers

July 10, 2023

On June 8, 2023, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) welcomed maritime leaders and supporters for its 45th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner. This year, the event honored two distinguished individuals who demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication within their respective fields. Robert P. Burke, CEO and Principal of Ridgebury Tankers, received the Silver Bell Award. The Rt. […]

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K-Sim and the Advancement of Simulator-Based Mariner Training

June 9, 2023

by The Rev. Mark NestlehuttSCI President and Executive Director From the Spring 2023 Lookout magazine Most of us are familiar with Apple iOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows. These are the operating systems that run our smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and desktop computers. Similarly, the universe of simulator-based maritime education has its own operating systems and […]

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Addressing Seafarer Abandonment: Latest Guidelines

June 6, 2023

by Phil Schifflin, Esq.Director, Center for Mariner Advocacy From the Lookout, Spring 2023 Abandonment of seafarers has been a plague upon the shipping industry for years, and has recently seen a significant uptick in reported cases. It occurs when, for a variety of reasons, a shipowner neglects their responsibility to their crews, denying them the […]

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