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America Has A Chance for Positive Change (updated)
As Congress and President Trump seek to enact immigration reform this year, they also stand in a position to make some important decisions regarding seafarers. More...
  • February 1, 2018 SCI's River Chaplaincy Update The latest news regarding SCI's river chaplaincy network More...
  • January 23, 2018 Director of SCI's Center for Seafarers' Rights admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq., was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States on January 17th, 2018 More...

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  • 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...
  • 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...