Pastoral Care

See 2013 in photos online and read about the top stories from SCI’s service to mariners throughout the year. More...
  • Maritime Ministries Collaborate to Assist Crew in Need December 10, 2013 This past Thanksgiving, SCI collaborated with a chaplain at a mariners’ welfare agency in Galveston, TX to help a crew facing violations of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. More...
  • Seafarer Stories Following Typhoon November 15, 2013 SCI staff tell of their encounters with sojourning Filipino seafarers trying to make connections and plans during their brief time in port. More...

More from Pastoral Care

A New Place on the Web July 23, 2012

SCI’s new responsive website provides users with “one-stop shopping” for information from North America’s largest mariners’ service agency. Online visitors receive a glimpse into the extraordinary... More...

2012 Survey Reveals Limited Access to Shore July 18, 2012

Reports from SCI’s 2012 Shore Leave Survey show a continued need for convenient seafarers’ access to shore leave.

More...
SCI and the Merchant Marine during WWII, Part One: 1939-1941 July 6, 2012

United States merchant mariners played a crucial role in securing victory for the Allied forces during the Second World War. SCI’s archival records bear witness to their valuable contribution and... More...

Training Future Rights Protectors July 5, 2012

In late June, SCI’s Douglas B. Stevenson took part in a training course designed to equip him to educate others on the interpretation and implementation of the MLC, 2006. When the Convention comes... More...

Winners of Mariner Photo Contest June 1, 2012

SCI announces the winner of its photography contest for mariners, An Insider’s View, showcasing a unique perspective of maritime life. Grand Prize Winner John Dunaway collects a brand-new iPad for... More...

A Mutual Walk of Discovery May 17, 2012

Port Chaplain Nick Parker from Vancouver, BC writes about his continuing education experience at the Seamen’s Church Institute seafarers’ center in Port Newark during the second week of May.

More...
Applauding the Work of Chaplain Jacques April 3, 2012

The Rev. Deacon Jacques Girard leaves his post at the Seamen’s Church Institute after 12 inspiring years of port ministry. On April 2, the Institute celebrated his contributions to the maritime... More...