Law & Advocacy

Founded in 1834, SCI’s historic records detail the development of maritime commerce in the City of New York from early days. An online photographic More...
  • Stevenson Honored by AMC May 11, 2015 American Maritime Cases pays homage to Douglas B. Stevenson, the Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights. More...
  • Inspiring Environmental Stewards January 27, 2015 SCI’s Douglas B. Stevenson has travelled the United States, building up a pool of port chaplains who can help seafarers understand US environmental laws. More...

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Comments on USCG NPRM on Facility Access January 15, 2015

Comments on Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities: A Proposed Rule by the Coast Guard on 12/29/2014

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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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