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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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  • 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...
  • 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...