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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 only are shipowners failing to pay for crewmember visas as required by the Convention but also flag states are failing to enforce the requirement. More...
  • July 14, 2014 US: Tell Your Representative to Look Out for Seafarers 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-... More...
  • July 1, 2014 ISOA Award Recognizes SCI’s Offshore Outreach The International Support Vessel Owners Association (ISOA) has made an award to support maritime industry workers served by the Seamen’s Church... More...

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  • SCI Hosts Industry Conference on Safety September 13, 2013 This November, SCI invites leaders from maritime transportation companies, the petrochemical industry and government agencies to its Center for Maritime Education in Houston, TX for a one-day professional forum on marine safety management. More...
  • SCI Gains and Shares Insights on Maritime Industry Issues September 12, 2013 The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights met with international maritime trade professionals in Denmark last month to share experiences of health and wellness, among other issues, with those working toward the progress of the industry. More...
  • Maritime Labour Convention’s Big Day August 20, 2013 Tuesday, August 20 marks the coming into force of the historic Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, a milestone in maritime history. More...
  • Intern’s Encounter “More Than Imagined” August 6, 2013 Center for Seafarers’ Rights intern Ryann Hall reflects on a summer of assisting seafarers from around the world, witnessing firsthand how the law affects the maritime industry. More...
  • Grant Expands Oral History Project July 18, 2013 New funding helps broaden SCI’s American Merchant Marine veteran oral history project More...
  • Seafarers’ 2013 Restrictions to Shore Leave in the US July 16, 2013 A 2013 survey conducted by SCI reveals why some seafarers cannot access shore leave while in the United States. More...
  • SCI Participates in Course for Seafarers Facing Piracy July 9, 2013 The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights shared information from SCI’s Piracy Study with participants in a course designed to help seafarers respond to and deal with crisis situations. More...