Piracy Study

Piracy off the coast of West Africa presents new dangers to seafarers and shipping companies. Overcoming the challenges posed by these threats More...
  • Piracy: Not a Thing of the Past September 16, 2014 Think Somali piracy is a thing of the past? That “past” haunts thousands of seafarers today; but the reports from individual seafarers mostly go unnoticed, as some shipowners leave seafarers high and 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...

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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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SCI Presents Piracy Study Findings in Cape Town August 7, 2012

Dr. Michael S. Garfinkle reports from an international conference in South Africa where he presented the major results of SCI’s study of the effects of piracy on seafarers.

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SCI Attends Dubai Counter-Piracy Conference July 3, 2012

Both public and private sector leaders met in Dubai last month for a conference on maritime piracy. SCI’s President & Executive Director contributed to a dialogue on extending support to... More...

SCI at Conference on Post Piracy Care April 17, 2012

Chaplains and port welfare workers recently gathered in Durban, South Africa for a conference on post-piracy care for seafarers. SCI’s Clinical Researcher and the Institute’s President &... More...

Presentation Addresses Seafarer Care March 6, 2012

Douglas B. Stevenson presented to the Working Group 3 of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia in Washington, DC last month, emphasizing the importance of caring for those impacted... More...

Seafarer Voices: Piracy on the High Seas February 21, 2012

Seafarers like this ship’s engineer describe life during and after pirate attacks in a compilation of video interviews seeking to give voice to those held captive by pirates.

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More Hands on Deck for Piracy Study December 16, 2011

Michael Stuart Garfinkle, PhD, Clinical Researcher for SCI’s Piracy Study, speaks confidentially with seafarers as part of the Institute’s leading investigation of piracy’s effect on seafarers.... More...