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

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Meeting Reinforces Relations with Ukraine November 28, 2012

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Agencies Work Together for Seafarers’ Welfare in Taiwan October 10, 2012

Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights Douglas B. Stevenson recently traveled to Taiwan, home to one of the world’s top export-driven economies.

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SCI publishes first report from its clinical study to help the maritime industry examine the impact of piracy on seafarers.

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Piracy Study Report Presented in London September 25, 2012

A report from SCI’s clinical study of the effects of piracy on seafarers includes a summary of major findings from 154 seafarer interviews.

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