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SCI Chaplains Gain Access to Deepwater Oilrigs
These days not many people can access the secure areas of maritime workplaces, but few places prove more difficult to get to than deepwater offshore oil and gas exploration and production facilities. After months of screening and training, SCI chaplains are now making their way to these remote regions in the middle of the ocean. More...
  • October 7, 2014 Piracy in West Africa Piracy off the coast of West Africa presents new dangers to seafarers and shipping companies. Overcoming the challenges posed by these threats... More...
  • September 16, 2014 Piracy: Not a Thing of the Past Think Somali piracy is a thing of the past? That “past” haunts thousands of seafarers today; but the reports from individual seafarers mostly go... More...

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  • Discovering a Complex World August 8, 2014 Center for Seafarers’ Rights Intern Mark Vessio writes how his experience at SCI helped him see firsthand how the law affects various sectors of the maritime industry. More...
  • 2014 Seafarer Shore Leave Survey July 28, 2014 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 only are shipowners failing to pay for crewmember visas as required by the Convention but also flag 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...
  • ISOA Award Recognizes SCI’s Offshore Outreach July 1, 2014 The International Support Vessel Owners Association (ISOA) has made an award to support maritime industry workers served by the Seamen’s Church Institute. 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...
  • Silver Bell Awards Look to the Future June 11, 2014 SCI’s annual awards dinner paid tribute to two significant figures in the maritime industry and heralded a transformational fundraising campaign. 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 the processes required by current US law. More...