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Britto Gonsalves of the Hanjin Nammu
As Chief Engineer, Britto is in charge of ensuring there’s enough fresh water on board his ship. How does he do this? By converting seawater into fresh water. Hear how he does it. More...
  • 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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  • 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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