Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate at a Glance
Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate was founded in San Francisco, California in 1946 as the Scandinavian Seamen’s Mission. SMGG responds to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of seafarers and port workers in San Francisco Bay.
We are located in the Port of Oakland where our chaplain visits seafarers on ship, provides communication resources such as internet and phone cards, and welcomes visitors to the International Maritime Center.
The IMC is a place of sanctuary for seafarers away from the ship where they can call home, play games, visit with our volunteers. Transportation to local shopping is another service we provide. We know seafarers appreciate our friendly atmosphere, chaplain, and volunteers because they have rated us as one of the top 3 centers in the world.