Our ship visitors include SCI staff and chaplains, volunteers, and a night crew that assures we can help seafarers from early morning until late at night, and on weekends.
No day is typical, but within a recent 24-hour period we checked in with 9 different ships, dropped off 5 WIFI hot spots and picked up 3 others from ships about to sail, transported 28 seafarers to and from quick shopping trips, found a dentist for one of them, and got help from the International Transport Workers' Federation for a crew that was not getting paid as they should have been. ... See MoreSee Less
TOUCHING BASE WITH HOME The Vehicle Carrier GOLIATH LEADER was in port in Philadelphia for only 4 hours last week. The visit was so quick that our Chaplain David Reid didn't even board the ship but checked in ashore to see how we could help. The Bulgarian Captain jumped into our van and used a WIFI hot spot to connect briefly to his family. ... See MoreSee Less