Piracy

In a cruel twist of events, the captain of a once hijacked vessel off the coast of Somalia now stands imprisoned with another ship’s crew that sought More...
  • West Africa Piracy Working Group Meeting November 21, 2013 The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights recently met with industry and government leaders to discuss issues surrounding piracy off the coast of West Africa. More...
  • Continued Efforts Countering Maritime Piracy September 30, 2013 “It was like a nightmare for us,” wife of former pirate hostage Captain Jawaid S. Khan told SCI’s President & Executive Director in an interview earlier this month. Ms. Jawaid and her family More...

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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...

Casting Call for Piracy Feature Film December 7, 2011

The crew and Captain Richard Phillips from the Maersk Alabama, hijacked by pirates near Somalia in 2009, are the subject of a new film starring Tom Hanks. RPM Casting in New Orleans contacted SCI... More...

MV Blida Released by Somali Pirates November 8, 2011

Crewmembers from the MV Blida, held hostage by Somali pirates for 10 months, returned to shore after their captors released them late last week. Family members and loved ones waited anxiously for... More...

SCI meets with EU NAVFOR Leaders August 30, 2011

SCI’s Douglas B. Stevenson sat down recently with members of EU NAVFOR, the organization responsible for coordinating an international military operation off the coast of Somalia to help deter,... More...

SCI Releases Post-Piracy Care Guidelines 3.0 August 22, 2011

Yesterday, SCI’s President & Executive Director, the Rev. David M. Rider gave a plenary presentation at ICMA’s World Conference in Hamburg, Germany, launching version 3.0 of Post-Piracy Care... More...

UN Contact Group Reveals Development August 15, 2011

The UN Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia met during July to look at further ways to tackle piracy affecting seafarers traveling through the Gulf of Aden. SCI’s Douglas B. Stevenson... More...