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Piracy: Not a Thing of the Past
Think Somali piracy is a thing of the past? That “past” haunts thousands of seafarers today; but the reports from individual seafarers mostly go unnoticed, as some shipowners leave seafarers high and dry after release—ignored and uncompensated. Their stories tell of trying times in the wake of survival. More...
  • August 8, 2014 Discovering a Complex World Center for Seafarers’ Rights Intern Mark Vessio writes how his experience at SCI helped him see firsthand how the law affects various sectors of the... More...
  • July 28, 2014 2014 Seafarer Shore Leave Survey With MLC, 2006 in force, one might hope to see a reduction in the number of seafarers without visas; yet, recent data collected by SCI shows that not... More...

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  • US: Tell Your Representative to Look Out for Seafarers July 14, 2014 SCI urges citizens to write to members of the US House of Representatives to tell them seafarers deserve landing passes that make sense for real-world seafaring. More...
  • ISOA Award Recognizes SCI’s Offshore Outreach July 1, 2014 The International Support Vessel Owners Association (ISOA) has made an award to support maritime industry workers served by the Seamen’s Church Institute. More...
  • A Word for Seafarers from Captain Phillips June 19, 2014 Trinity Wall Street has produced a video of Captain Richard Phillips who has some advice for seafarers affected by piracy. More...
  • Silver Bell Awards Look to the Future June 11, 2014 SCI’s annual awards dinner paid tribute to two significant figures in the maritime industry and heralded a transformational fundraising campaign. More...
  • New Guidelines Help Seafarers Applying for US Visas June 2, 2014 Seafarers’ most frequently asked questions have to do with shore leave in the United States; consequently, the Seamen’s Church Institute has developed online guides to help foreign seafarers navigate the processes required by current US law. More...
  • MLC Amendments to Protect Seafarers April 28, 2014 SCI’s Douglas B. Stevenson joined a delegation of Christian seafarer welfare organizations to participate in an international review of legislation safeguarding seafarers from abandonment and other vulnerabilities. More...
  • SCI Announces Silver Bell Honorees April 1, 2014 SCI announces the recipients of awards it will confer at its 37th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner in New York City on Thursday, June 5, 2014. More...