A four part installment, ‘The Outlaw Ocean‘ is an amazing insight into the world beyond our shores. Take some time to read these fascinating stories and learn more about what goes on at sea.
Below are excerpts from articles. Click on any headline to read the full article.
Original story published on July 14th, update below original text: The MV Venta is a bulk carrier ship that first came into Port here in Philadelphia on June 30th. Three days later, we got word that the ship was being arrested due to owners’ non-payment of bills. Money is owed to various vendors, the ship… [Read More]
Last Wednesday we had a variety of ship visitors out on the port, and two came back with unique stories of how they were able to serve seafarers. Read about our abnormal tasks for the day! I was slotted to visit two ships this morning, both docked at the Packer Avenue Marine terminal. After having… [Read More]
Recently I had my first visit to a ship of mixed cultures and religions. Green Ray was the name of the ship and it docked at a pier just north of our center in Philadelphia. I have been ship visiting for many years, but have mostly come across Christian seafarers. This was a unique visit… [Read More]
SCI’s vans cover more than 100,000 miles each year as they visit numerous ships at over 30 terminals. These miles take us bring us to many unique situations, from which some amazing stories, like the following, emerge. SCI has been involved with a number of family member reunions lately. The most recent was the story… [Read More]
Two new industries are coming to the New Jersey Riverfront! They will have a definite positive impact on the local economy, and with more activity on the waterfront comes more ships and more seafarers! The Port of Paulsboro has a new tenant! As of October, NMLK Steel signed a deal with Holt Logistics and the… [Read More]
The portrait of a cargo-ship worker has changed since SCI began serving the Delaware Riverway in 1843. Seamen often take jobs as seafarers to lift their families out of poverty. They are on-call as needed, and travel all over the globe to work in often unregulated conditions, with people they don’t know and who may… [Read More]