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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 hiMore...
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.More...
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 youMore...
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 travelingMore...
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 boMore...