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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...
  • January 2, 2014 James Marshall of the MV Eva Walker

    Committed to ten years of deck work before he tries for a pilot's license, James and his shipmate Randal work together like brothers. In fact, James worked first for Randal's dad, a towboat captain. "I couldn't do it without hi

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  • December 18, 2013 Roy Zaragoza of the Hatsu Courage

    In the aftermath of the recent typhoon, Roy wanted to get in touch with his family at home in the Philippines. Even though his ship provides Internet access, texting, he says, enables quicker communication.

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  • December 12, 2013 Capt. Jim Sharp of the MV R.P. Gettelfinger

    With 48 years on the river and nine pilot's license renewals, Capt. Sharp is more than the head of the boat. He also acts as a mentor to the younger crew. His advice for potential towboaters? "Apply yourself and you can make anything you

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  • December 5, 2013 Jania Billups on Christmas at Sea

    SCI usually begins distributing Christmas hats and scarves on November 1, but if the weather turns cold sooner, we're willing to bend the rules. Former intern Jania describes how she brought Christmas in October to chilly seafarers traveling 

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  • November 26, 2013 Capt. Jeff Hawkins of the MV Donna Rushing

    Capt. Hawkins has missed a lot of special moments over the years and even "rescheduled" holidays for his time off. He has ways to stay in touch with family while he's gone, too: phone calls, sending gifts back and forth on supply bo

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  • November 22, 2013 Gemyl Borines and Arvin Guieb of the Maersk Vallvik

    Filipino crewmembers on the Maersk Vallvik, Gemyl and Arvin, explain how their company is offering assistance following Typhoon Haiyan.

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