The work of ships agents is wide ranging – they deal with almost anything that might come up for an arriving foreign ship.

Today, in Part 3 of our series on the work of these maritime professionals, we’ll hear more from vessel agent Christi Lee Dunham, about how she works with the U.S Coast Guard and Customs when ships arrive. It’s a process that can be intimidating for crews, as officers scrutinize each person closely who’s aboard the ship.