Welcome to our new website.  We hope that you will visit often. We are continuing to make improvements and additions to the site to keep you informed, inspired and involved.  

Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate [SMGG] is a maritime welfare organization affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA.  Our purpose is to provide for the welfare of merchant seafarers through spiritual care and emotional support, hospitality and advocacy for their justice needs.  

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We are located in the International Maritime Center at the Port of Oakland. IMC is the nerve center of an ecumenical alliance that creates a “home away from home” for the hardworking seafarers who perform dangerous jobs to bring goods from around the world to make our lives safe and comfortable.