Law & Advocacy

Head of global maritime standard-setting authority visits SCI’s International Seafarers’ Center in Port Newark. More...
  • Stevenson Contributes to Law Textbook May 2, 2016 The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights joins legal authorities from around the world in new publication of book of shipping law. More...
  • International Summit on Pan-African Piracy March 4, 2016 SCI’s President & Executive Director gives an update on piracy off the coasts of Africa after a multi-national meeting. More...

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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.

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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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