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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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.

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Grant Expands Oral History Project July 18, 2013

New funding helps broaden SCI’s American Merchant Marine veteran oral history project

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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.

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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... 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.

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What’s In a Name? A Closer Look at the Seamen’s Church Institute May 15, 2013

Read about the evolution of SCI’s name over its history.

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