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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Nautical Institute 2006, Houston, TX April 11, 2006

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Maritime and Port Security 2005 February 2, 2005

Marine LogMaritime and Port Security 2005Washington, DC Restrictions on Shore Leave: Any movement on this issue? by Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq.Director of SCI's Center for Seafarers' Rights Summary... More...

Maritime Legislation Regulation & Policy 2004 September 24, 2004

Marine LogMaritime Legislation Regulation & Policy2004 ConferenceWashington, DC Seafarer Detention and Visas by Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq,Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights Summary... More...