Int’l Seafarers

SCI’s Port Newark facility gains new leadership at the gateway into and out of the East Coast’s largest port. More...
  • Twenty-Four Hours on the Charles W. Morgan: Thoughts on the Maritime History of the Oil Industry July 30, 2015 SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer reflects on his experience last summer on board the Charles W. Morgan, a restored 19th-century whaling ship. More...
  • 2015 Seafarer Shore Leave Survey July 28, 2015 A 2015 survey reveals why some seafarers cannot obtain shore leave in US ports. More...

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Living History at Sea: Recording Oral Histories on the SS John W. Brown November 14, 2014

SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer found a living testament to the proud history and tradition of American merchant mariners who sailed during World War II.

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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.

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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... 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... More...

The Sinking of the SS Marine Electric September 8, 2014

Retired mariner Gene Kelly shares his harrowing story of surviving the sinking of one of maritime history’s most notorious ships.

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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.

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Seafarers and the Thirteenth Amendment July 29, 2014

The 1897 Supreme Court case Robertson v. Baldwin inspired a national movement to bring regulation of the merchant marine into the modern era, led by a reform contingent that included SCI.

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