About Us

The International Seafarers’ Center (ISC) is a safe harbor for merchant mariners traveling through the Port of Brunswick. Established in 1982 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit Christian organization, the ISC operates two hospitality centers that provide a cozy home environment for visiting seafarers to rest, relax, and receive aid when necessary.

Our Vision

The ISC vision is to be an ecumenical Christian non-profit organization exemplifying Christ's love through our services and programs that affect merchant mariners, our volunteers, partners and the community. We aim to be the best hospitality and humanitarian organization in the global maritime industry, serving people from all walks of life regardless of race, language or religion.

Our Mission

The ISC mission is to provide seafarers a safe harbor that they can call home.  With the support of dedicated volunteers and staff, donor contributions and the community, we provide services that meet the spiritual, emotional, physical and material needs of seafarers who visit the Port of Brunswick, Georgia USA.

Our Core Values

Hospitality: Warm hospitality and Christian love are the hallmarks of our business and we welcome people from all walks of life to be part of the ISC family.

Family and Relationships: Familial bonds and friendships are so important to us that the ISC is happy to provide the means for visiting seafarers to connect with family and friends overseas.

Charity: Charity is at the heart of the ISC mission as we reach out to all mariners and provide for their spiritual, emotional, physical and materials needs.

  • "I enjoy talking with the staff, watching TV, and getting free clothing."

    ... Oscar, Phillippines

  • "What I enjoyed most about ISC is the TV and reading materials."

    .... Crew Member, Phillippines

  • "I enjoy calling to the Phillippines for my family."

    ... Edmund, Phillippines

  • "The Volunteers in the Seafarers Center are hospitable"

    ... Edmund, Phillippines

  • "You have excellent service."

    ... Edmund, Phillippines