Law & Advocacy

Think Somali piracy is a thing of the past? That “past” haunts thousands of seafarers today; but the reports from individual seafarers mostly go 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...
  • 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...

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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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Adieu 2012: Year of Mission in 50 Photos December 31, 2012

SCI’s President & Executive Director has selected 50 photos taken at locations around the country highlighting the most memorable moments of 2012 when SCI served mariners with your help.

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New Jersey Starbucks Tea Bottles Outfitted for Winter December 13, 2012

As part of a campaign to raise awareness of the work of international seafarers, SCI joins with New Jersey Starbucks stores to dress each of its Tazo Tea brand iced tea bottles with a wooly hat... More...