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Piracy in West Africa
Piracy off the coast of West Africa presents new dangers to seafarers and shipping companies. Overcoming the challenges posed by these threats requires a concerted, collaborative effort across governments and industry. More...
  • September 16, 2014 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... 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...

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  • 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...
  • Tweets for Seafarers Vis-à-vis U.S. Environmental Laws November 25, 2013 Staff Attorney Lydia Sharp-White describes using social media to communicate with industry members regarding important information about the maritime environment and its protection. More...
  • West Africa Piracy Working Group Meeting November 21, 2013 The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights recently met with industry and government leaders to discuss issues surrounding piracy off the coast of West Africa. More...
  • Getting to Zero Incidents November 19, 2013 SCI recently convened a multi-party maritime industry panel to examine the safety of vessel operations on the water. More...
  • Seafarer Stories Following Typhoon November 15, 2013 SCI staff tell of their encounters with sojourning Filipino seafarers trying to make connections and plans during their brief time in port. More...
  • A Message for Filipino Seafarers November 12, 2013 Filipino seafarers far from the recent events in their homeland need the support of people all over the world. SCI’s President & Executive Director has a message: we’re here for you. More...
  • Enviroguides.us Now in Multiple Languages November 7, 2013 SCI’s webapp now spells out US environmental laws in Russian, Greek, Tagalog, Spanish and English. More...