Int’l Seafarers

Piracy off the coast of West Africa presents new dangers to seafarers and shipping companies. Overcoming the challenges posed by these threats More...
  • Piracy: Not a Thing of the Past September 16, 2014 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 More...
  • The Sinking of the SS Marine Electric September 8, 2014 Retired mariner Gene Kelly shares his harrowing story of surviving the sinking of one of maritime history’s most notorious ships. More...

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Seafarer Stories Following Typhoon November 15, 2013

SCI staff tell of their encounters with sojourning Filipino seafarers trying to make connections and plans during their brief time in port.

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A Message for Filipino Seafarers November 12, 2013

Filipino seafarers far from the recent events in their homeland need the support of people all over the world. SCI’s President & Executive Director has a message: we’re here for you.

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Enviroguides.us Now in Multiple Languages November 7, 2013

SCI’s webapp now spells out US environmental laws in Russian, Greek, Tagalog, Spanish and English.

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25 South Street: “Post Office of the Seven Seas” November 6, 2013

Before the advent of the Internet, old-fashioned snail mail kept seafarers in touch with loved ones at home, and thanks to SCI’s special post office, traveling mariners could receive messages no... More...

#WATCHthisCAP: Small Hats Making a BIG Difference October 16, 2013

Knit, Tag, Drop Off and Share Online: the instructions for SCI’s campaign to awaken the nation to the contributions of mariners.

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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... 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... More...