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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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  • UK Conference on the Health and Welfare of Seafarers February 14, 2014 What role does the past play in providing services to benefit the world’s mariners today? SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer made the connection at a conference on seafarers’ welfare in Hull, England earlier this month. More...
  • The Future of Simulation Technology in Paducah February 11, 2014 SCI begins a massive rebuild of its Paducah, KY simulators used to train mariners for safety on the water. More...
  • Success Story of New Houston Simulator January 29, 2014 What does a new year of training look like at SCI? With a new simulator in full operation, SCI helps individual mariners complete assessments previously only available in large class settings or in the real world when exact conditions could be met More...
  • Looking Back on 2013 December 30, 2013 See 2013 in photos online and read about the top stories from SCI’s service to mariners throughout the year. More...
  • Maritime Ministries Collaborate to Assist Crew in Need December 10, 2013 This past Thanksgiving, SCI collaborated with a chaplain at a mariners’ welfare agency in Galveston, TX to help a crew facing violations of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. More...
  • 2013 River Bell Awards December 6, 2013 At a December 12 event, SCI credits the contributions made by Rick Calhoun, Captain Clarke “Doc” Hawley and the crew of the M/V Richard A. Baker to the estimable strength of America’s inland waterways. More...
  • Seafarers Imprisoned in India December 3, 2013 In a cruel twist of events, the captain of a once hijacked vessel off the coast of Somalia now stands imprisoned with another ship’s crew that sought to help seafarers in pirate-infested waters. More...