Shore Leave

What role does the past play in providing services to benefit the world’s mariners today? SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer made the connection at a More...
  • Seafarers’ Restrictions to Shore Leave in the US July 16, 2013 A 2013 survey conducted by SCI reveals why some seafarers cannot access shore leave while in the United States. More...
  • America Has a Chance for Positive Change January 30, 2013 As US senators and President Obama seek to enact immigration reform this year, they also stand in a position to make some important decisions regarding seafarers. More...

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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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WMTC 2009, Mumbai, India January 24, 2009

Recruiting and Retaining Seafarers Security Restrictions, Criminal Prosecutions and Abandonment Douglas B. StevensonDirector, Center for Seafarers’ RightsThe Seamen’s Church Institute

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WISTA 2008, New Orelans, LA October 15, 2008

Seafarer Issues: Are We Making Progress? Deborah G. BlanchardThe Seamen's Church Institute Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)Annual Conference October 15-17, 2008in... More...

Report of SCI's 2008 Shore Leave Survey September 5, 2008

by Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq., Director, Center for Seafarers' Rights JULY 20-27, 2008 SHORE LEAVE SURVEY The Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey (SCI) has conducted annual... More...