Law & Advocacy

Retired mariner Gene Kelly shares his harrowing story of surviving the sinking of one of maritime history’s most notorious ships. More...
  • Discovering a Complex World August 8, 2014 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 maritime industry. More...
  • Seafarers and the Thirteenth Amendment July 29, 2014 The 1897 Supreme Court case Robertson v. Baldwin inspired a national movement to bring regulation of the merchant marine into the modern era, led by a reform contingent that included SCI. More...

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Looking Back on 2013 December 30, 2013

See 2013 in photos online and read about the top stories from SCI’s service to mariners throughout the year.

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Maritime Ministries Collaborate to Assist Crew in Need December 10, 2013

This past Thanksgiving, SCI collaborated with a chaplain at a mariners’ welfare agency in Galveston, TX to help a crew facing violations of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

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Seafarers Imprisoned in India December 3, 2013

In a cruel twist of events, the captain of a once hijacked vessel off the coast of Somalia now stands imprisoned with another ship’s crew that sought to help seafarers in pirate-infested waters.... More...

Tweets for Seafarers Vis-à-vis U.S. Environmental Laws November 25, 2013

Staff Attorney Lydia Sharp-White describes using social media to communicate with industry members regarding important information about the maritime environment and its protection.

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West Africa Piracy Working Group Meeting November 21, 2013

The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights recently met with industry and government leaders to discuss issues surrounding piracy off the coast of West Africa.

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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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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...