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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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... 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.

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A Word for Seafarers from Captain Phillips June 19, 2014

Trinity Wall Street has produced a video of Captain Richard Phillips who has some advice for seafarers affected by piracy.

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New Guidelines Help Seafarers Applying for US Visas June 2, 2014

Seafarers’ most frequently asked questions have to do with shore leave in the United States; consequently, the Seamen’s Church Institute has developed online guides to help foreign seafarers... More...

MLC Amendments to Protect Seafarers April 28, 2014

SCI’s Douglas B. Stevenson joined a delegation of Christian seafarer welfare organizations to participate in an international review of legislation safeguarding seafarers from abandonment and... More...

UK Conference on the Health and Welfare of Seafarers February 14, 2014

What role does the past play in providing services to benefit the world’s mariners today? SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer made the connection at a conference on seafarers’ welfare in Hull, England... More...

The Case of the MV Dubai Valour January 10, 2014

During the fall of 2013, processing archival records of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights, Archives Intern Julie Zimmerman came across the Dubai Valour case—one of many instances in the Institute... More...