Shore Leave

With MLC, 2006 in force, one might hope to see a reduction in the number of seafarers without visas; yet, recent data collected by SCI shows that not More...
  • US: Tell Your Representative to Look Out for Seafarers July 14, 2014 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-world seafaring. 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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Conference Examines ‘Most Vital Resource’ February 16, 2011

Douglas B. Stevenson, Director of SCI's Center for Seafarers' Rights spoke about requirements to promote and establish shore-based seafarers’ welfare facilities at the third annual Bahamas... More...

2010 Shore Leave Study Published June 25, 2010

SCI’s 2010 Shore Leave Report paints a picture of obstacles seafarers face in obtaining shore leave. This year’s Report indicates shore leave denials due primarily to lack of visas.

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Coast Guard Notice Cites SCI Shore Leave Study October 14, 2009

by Deborah G. Blanchard, Staff Attorney

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SCI Publishes 2009 Shore Leave Survey Results September 2, 2009

Newly published results from the Seamen's Church Institute's (SCI) 2009 Shore Leave Survey paint a picture of some of the obstacles to shore leave that merchant mariners encounter in United States... More...

House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation June 20, 2009

Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq.Director, Center for Seafarers’ RightsThe Seamen’s Church Institute

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Collecting Data for Shore Leave Survey May 8, 2009

SCI's shore leave survey aims to track issues involving seafarer access to shore leave and chaplain access to vessels in order to improve access without compromising security.

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Marine Log Maritime & Port Security 2009 January 27, 2009

Marine Log Maritime and Port Security Conference Arlington, VA Delivered January 27, 2009 MARITIME SECURITY CHANGES FOR SHIP’S CREWS

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