Connecting Seafarers to Families

Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 26, 2015

Connecting Seafarers to Families


Oakland, CA – October 26, 2015: “Connecting Seafarers to Families” is the Port of Oakland’s new video. It focuses on the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) located at the Port which serves thousands of mariners each year. You are welcome to link to the video on your website or use it in its entirety.

If you wish to use a portion of the video as “B” roll, please contact Port Spokesperson Marilyn Sandifur at Click here to contact Marilyn Sandifur
or 510-627-1193.

People in Northern California and all across the world rely on mariners to operate ships 365 days a year to move the goods they need. These seafarers are away from home for months at a time. Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) is North America’s largest mariners’ service agency, a non-profit operating since 1834. SCI Bay Area is located at the Port of Oakland and provides services to more than 6,000 men and women annually.


SCI Bay Area: 4001 7th St; Oakland, CA 94607; T +1 510-839-2226;F +1 510-839-8193

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Media Contact:

Robert Bernardo,
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401
Click here to contact Robert Bernardo

Marilyn Sandifur,
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
Click here to contact Marilyn Sandifur

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