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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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  • Workshops Answer Questions about MLC, 2006 June 26, 2013 Intern Ryann Hall accompanied the Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights to direct workshops exploring the implications of an important convention that impacts seafarers’ rights and shipowners responsibilities. More...
  • Menke Appointed to NAVSAC June 17, 2013 NAVSAC appoints the Director of SCI’s Paducah Center to its maritime safety advisory board. More...
  • Silver Bell Awards Pay Tribute June 12, 2013 Awards honor maritime industry leaders for difference made to mariners. More...
  • A New Hat for Mariners May 21, 2013 What’s fashionable on the high seas this winter? Some mariners will sport a new hat designed by Kristine Byrnes of Allentown, NJ, winner of a contest to keep seafaring ears warm. More...
  • Underway Reflections from a River Chaplain April 19, 2013 Most port chaplains minister to international seafarers on board a docked vessel, but River Chaplain Kempton Baldridge tells us about getting “underway”—actually moving on a vessel—a practice unique to SCI’s rivers and Gulf ministry. Chaplain More...
  • ICMA Regional Conference in Odessa April 15, 2013 At a regional conference earlier this month in Odessa, Ukraine, SCI’s Douglas B. Stevenson advised port chaplains from various Christian maritime ministries on issues impacting their ability to serve seafarers. More...
  • Fostering Seafarers’ Resilience to Pirate Attacks February 19, 2013 SCI’s Clinical Researcher discusses how seafarers respond to the experience of a pirate attack, examining how resilience may ameliorate long-term effects of trauma. More...