Video Listings

Jermell Jones of the MV John B. Yeager
"It's not any joke," says Jermell about safety on the water. Having been overboard himself, he knows first-hand what it's like to struggle for rescue. More...
  • March 7, 2014 Sunny Tan-Castro of the Stuttgart Express

    An electrician on the Stuttgart Express, Sunny expresses his happiness that SCI–Bay Area provides support to him and other visiting seafarers.

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  • March 3, 2014 Larry Cox of the MV William B

    Larry came to work on the river thinking it would be temporary. Now, he says prefers the adventure of towboat work to the mental stress of corporate life. "I just can't see myself doing anything else," he says.

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  • February 18, 2014 Vijay Hazare of the Maersk Visby

    Vijay, an engineer, shares his view on an important aspect of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. Not only must seafarers have one day off per week, but they also must receive a vacation at least once a year. Since Vijay's ship sails under 

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  • February 7, 2014 Bill Nunn of the MV Dr. Edwin H. Welch

    Bill describes how his "towboat family" sometimes welcomes new members: with practical jokes, including something known as "antiquing."

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  • January 21, 2014 Ahmed of the MOL Encore

    Seafarers face a lot of hardships, and Ahmed describes a few—the loneliness, the inability to be with family during stressful moments. But, he says, seafarers also have certain perks: seeing the world, meeting lots of new people and gaining unique

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  • January 6, 2014 Randal Griggs of the MV Eva Walker...Again

    Even though he's come close to sinking (see this video), Randal continues to enjoy towboat life. After all, he gets to work each day with his "brother."

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