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The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights recently met with industry and government leaders to discuss issues surrounding piracy off the 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 More...
  • Humanitarian Challenges of Piracy Off West Africa February 15, 2013 Hijackers targeting vessels off the coast of West Africa have different aims from pirates in the Gulf of Aden, significantly affecting the seafarers operating in those waters. Recently, SCI’s More...

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