1. THE BASICS1
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To talk about the Seamen's Church Institute (SCI), one must first grasp the ins and outs of maritime commerce, an industry few people ever see up close—and yet, the entire world's economy hinges on merchant shipping, which carries the lion's share of all international trade.
See how mariners change lives for the better.
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Take a tour of one of SCI's state-of-the-art simulators.
The computer simulators at SCI's Center for Maritime Education—located in Paducah, Kentucky and in Houston, Texas—rank top in the world. They challenge mariners' reactions and skills using realistic, three-dimensional simulations. Mariners can interact with each other on virtual waterways while instructors throw curveballs to test reactions in crisis situations. Inside the simulator things heat up pretty quickly; but in the debriefing afterwards, instructors and mariners coolly examine these experiences together, translating them into real-world applications for safer waterways.
3. HIGH SEAS PIRACY3
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What happens to seafarers, held for months on end, after release from a pirate hijacking? For over two years, SCI has researched an answer to this question, conducting a clinical study of the psychological effects of piracy on seafarers.
Hear a seafarer describe a pirate attack.
4. SPECIALIZED CARE