The Corpus Christi International Seamen’s Center is a “home away from home” for foreign and domestic merchant seafarers visiting and working in the Port of Corpus Christi. Chartered in 1974 as a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Texas, the Center serves hundreds of thousands of visiting seafarers. The Center exists as the result of a deep desire and concern within the local maritime industry, followed by active support and involvement of the community and local churches, to provide a safe and welcoming recreational and spiritual environment on land for those who have chosen the sea as their livelihood.
The Seamen’s Center is one of approximately 300 seamen’s centers worldwide. We support the merchant mariner during his usually short stay in the Port of Corpus Christi. We are a non-profit group. Our support comes from the Port of Corpus Christi, The International Transportation Federation (ITF), donations from maritime industry companies and private donations from our many friends throughout the area.