Piracy

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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UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 2012 June 11, 2012

MEETING OF THE STATES PARTIES TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA 11 JUNE 2012 Douglas B. StevensonDirector, Center for Seafarers’ RightsThe Seamen’s Church Institute Thank you... 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...

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...