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2015 Seafarer Shore Leave Survey
A 2015 survey reveals why some seafarers cannot obtain shore leave in US ports. More...
  • June 15, 2015 Silver Bell Awards 2015 A shared passion and concern brought together a diverse group of people from several segments of the maritime industry to celebrate the milestone... More...
  • June 1, 2015 Advocating for Seafarers’ Health A new Seafarer Wellness Program, made possible by a grant from the New York Community Trust, continues the Institute’s efforts of providing seafarers... More...

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  • SCI’s New Chapter in Maritime Training January 9, 2015 On December 10, 2014, SCI launched a major initiative to transform training for America’s inland mariners at its Center for Maritime Education in Paducah, KY. More...
  • 2014 River Bell Awards Acclaim Maritime “Family” December 18, 2014 At an annual awards luncheon in Paducah, KY, the Seamen’s Church Institute recognized two inland maritime industry leaders. More...
  • Report Sheds Light on Seafarers and SCI November 25, 2014 Reporter Julie Caine got answers to her questions about seafarers and their lives at SCI’s International Maritime Center in the Port of Oakland. More...
  • Counter-Piracy Week in Dubai November 13, 2014 For four days at the end of October in Dubai, SCI participated in discussions addressing maritime piracy at sea in 2014. More...
  • SCI Chaplains Gain Access to Deepwater Oilrigs October 27, 2014 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 More...
  • Piracy in West Africa October 7, 2014 Piracy off the coast of West Africa presents new dangers to seafarers and shipping companies. Overcoming the challenges posed by these threats requires a concerted, collaborative effort across governments and industry. More...
  • Piracy: Not a Thing of the Past September 16, 2014 Think Somali piracy is a thing of the past? That “past” haunts thousands of seafarers today; but the reports from individual seafarers mostly go unnoticed, as some shipowners leave seafarers high and dry after release—ignored and uncompensated. More...