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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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  • Continued Efforts Countering Maritime Piracy September 30, 2013 “It was like a nightmare for us,” wife of former pirate hostage Captain Jawaid S. Khan told SCI’s President & Executive Director in an interview earlier this month. Ms. Jawaid and her family addressed the Marine Counter Piracy Conference in More...
  • SCI Mountain Challenge 2013 September 27, 2013 In solidarity with mariners, competitors left home and family to challenge themselves in SCI’s inaugural endurance race event, raisings funds for the Institute’s mariner support programs. More...
  • 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...