Dr. Michael Skaggs

Dr. Michael Skaggs is the Director of Programs for the North American Maritime Ministry Association. The North American Maritime Ministry Association counts as members many of the seafarers' centers in Irma's projected path and is monitoring their status closely. To learn how you can help seafarers' centers damaged by Hurricane Irma, visit or


Challenges to Seafarers' Welfare in Caribbean Ports

By Dr. Michael Skaggs 2017-10-12 14:15:33

Even as the Caribbean islands and Florida were recovering from Hurricane Irma this summer, Maria came roaring through the region. With numerous fatalities and crippling...


Seafarers' Centers Reopen at Florida's Ports

By Dr. Michael Skaggs 2017-09-14 13:15:30

Now that Hurricane Irma has passed, Florida and the American South have begun to assess the damage and initiate cleanup and recovery operations. The Miami Herald reported...


Seafarers Centers Affected by Unprecedented Storms

By Dr. Michael Skaggs 2017-09-08 18:48:21

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, seafarers’ welfare providers along the Gulf Coast have begun recovering and moving toward normal operations. The Florida coast, on...

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