Law & Advocacy

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 More...
  • 2014 Seafarer Shore Leave Survey July 28, 2014 With MLC, 2006 in force, one might hope to see a reduction in the number of seafarers without visas; yet, recent data collected by SCI shows that not only are shipowners failing to pay for crewmember More...
  • US: Tell Your Representative to Look Out for Seafarers July 14, 2014 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-world seafaring. More...

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Intern’s Encounter “More Than Imagined” August 6, 2013

Center for Seafarers’ Rights intern Ryann Hall reflects on a summer of assisting seafarers from around the world, witnessing firsthand how the law affects the maritime industry.

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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...

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...