Center Dedicated in Memory of ITF Inspector


November 2016


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The Charleston Port and Seafarers’ Society on Oct. 5 dedicated the seamen’s center at the North Charleston Terminal of the South Carolina State Ports Authority in memory of Tony Sacco, who passed away earlier this year at age 55. A longtime inspector for the International Transport Workers’ Federation, Sacco previously served as an SIU official and also sailed with the union for many years.


The seamen’s center typically is very active – more than 65,000 mariners arrive in Charleston each year, on average, and more than 50 volunteers work at the facility.


SIU President Michael Sacco spoke at the dedication, which was also attended by SIU Secretary-Treasurer David Heindel, local dignitaries and port officials.


Fr. Len Williams is pictured at the podium in the photo above, while the snapshot below shows a few of the guests arriving before the gathering. The facility is now named the Tony Sacco Seafarers’ Center.


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