Law & Advocacy

SCI urges citizens to write to members of the US House of Representatives to tell them seafarers deserve landing passes that make sense for real- More...
  • A Word for Seafarers from Captain Phillips June 19, 2014 Trinity Wall Street has produced a video of Captain Richard Phillips who has some advice for seafarers affected by piracy. More...
  • New Guidelines Help Seafarers Applying for US Visas June 2, 2014 Seafarers’ most frequently asked questions have to do with shore leave in the United States; consequently, the Seamen’s Church Institute has developed online guides to help foreign seafarers navigate More...

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SCI Participates in Course for Seafarers Facing Piracy July 9, 2013

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Workshops Answer Questions about MLC, 2006 June 26, 2013

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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... More...

Fostering Seafarers’ Resilience to Pirate Attacks February 19, 2013

SCI’s Clinical Researcher discusses how seafarers respond to the experience of a pirate attack, examining how resilience may ameliorate long-term effects of trauma.

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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...

America Has a Chance for Positive Change January 30, 2013

As US senators and President Obama seek to enact immigration reform this year, they also stand in a position to make some important decisions regarding seafarers.

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New Web App Plugs Seafarers into US Environmental Laws January 22, 2013

Using SCI’s newly developed Internet application, seafarers can use mobile devices to search information on US environmental pollution laws from anywhere in the world.

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