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Welcoming Seafarers The Corpus Christi International Seamen’s Center is a “home away from home” for seafarers visiting the Port of Corpus Christi. Chartered in 1974 as a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Texas, the Center has, during their existence, served hundreds of thousands of visiting seafarers.
Snacks and Beverages A full service bar, including beer, wine, soft drinks, water and energy drinks are available. We also offer hamburgers, cheeseburgers, barbecued sandwiches and other light snacks.
Spiritual Renewal The Seamen’s Center has a lovely chapel with stained glass windows, which is the perfect place for prayer or quiet reflection. The chapel, with its ship’s wheel-themed chairs, has been the site of many weddings and christenings. We offer free Bibles in almost every language for the seamen to take with them.
Email and Internet Access Our computer room has four state-of-the-art flat-screened computers for the seamen to use to stay in contact with family and friends around the world. The seamen may use these computers at no charge.
Recreation The Seamen’s Center has a pool table, foosball table and table tennis for the use of the seamen at no charge. We also have table-top games, magazines, books and movies for the seamen’s benefit and relaxation.

40th Anniversary Celebration

40th Anniversary Celebration

Corpus Christi International Seamen's Center

Honoring Captain Richard Phillips

Internationally Acclaimed Hero of the High Seas


For five days in April 2009, the world was glued to their TV screens as Captain Richard Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship.  Now made into a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips' experience and rescue highlight the perils of life at sea.


Join Us on Thursday, December 11

at the Solomon P Ortiz Center

402 Harbor Drive

Corpus Christi, Texas

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Dinner by the Mustangs, Valet Parking



Call the center to contribute - 361.883.8405

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5 Facts about Seafarers during this Christmas Season

Seafarers will bring you most of what you give this Christmas. Why not remember them by giving to seafarers' centers that welcome them to our ports?


Thank you from ​the ​Seamen's Center​!

With pride and honor, we salute our armed services and merchant mariner veterans.

To all who have served in our military, thank you. The sacrifices you made in honor and duty to our country are worthy of praise.

You truly are American heroes! Happy Veterans Day!


Our Mission: To offer refuge, resources, renewal and respect

to the maritime community through multi-faith service.


Christmas for seafarers coming to North American ports

The data comes from a survey of more-or-less all seafarers ministries in North America. Thank you to those who participated.


You can also call the Center or bring your gifts by.


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Seamen’s Center Location

1501 Mesquite Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401


Open 11am to 10pm Daily