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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Maritime and Port Security 2005 February 2, 2005

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