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2014 Seafarer Shore Leave Survey
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 states are failing to enforce the requirement. More...
  • July 14, 2014 US: Tell Your Representative to Look Out for Seafarers 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-... More...
  • July 1, 2014 ISOA Award Recognizes SCI’s Offshore Outreach The International Support Vessel Owners Association (ISOA) has made an award to support maritime industry workers served by the Seamen’s Church... More...

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  • Success Story of New Houston Simulator January 29, 2014 What does a new year of training look like at SCI? With a new simulator in full operation, SCI helps individual mariners complete assessments previously only available in large class settings or in the real world when exact conditions could be met More...
  • Looking Back on 2013 December 30, 2013 See 2013 in photos online and read about the top stories from SCI’s service to mariners throughout the year. More...
  • Maritime Ministries Collaborate to Assist Crew in Need December 10, 2013 This past Thanksgiving, SCI collaborated with a chaplain at a mariners’ welfare agency in Galveston, TX to help a crew facing violations of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. More...
  • 2013 River Bell Awards December 6, 2013 At a December 12 event, SCI credits the contributions made by Rick Calhoun, Captain Clarke “Doc” Hawley and the crew of the M/V Richard A. Baker to the estimable strength of America’s inland waterways. More...
  • Seafarers Imprisoned in India December 3, 2013 In a cruel twist of events, the captain of a once hijacked vessel off the coast of Somalia now stands imprisoned with another ship’s crew that sought to help seafarers in pirate-infested waters. More...
  • Tweets for Seafarers Vis-à-vis U.S. Environmental Laws November 25, 2013 Staff Attorney Lydia Sharp-White describes using social media to communicate with industry members regarding important information about the maritime environment and its protection. More...
  • West Africa Piracy Working Group Meeting November 21, 2013 The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights recently met with industry and government leaders to discuss issues surrounding piracy off the coast of West Africa. More...