Law & Advocacy

A 2015 survey reveals why some seafarers cannot obtain shore leave in US ports. More...
  • Advocating for Seafarers’ Health June 1, 2015 A new Seafarer Wellness Program, made possible by a grant from the New York Community Trust, continues the Institute’s efforts of providing seafarers with exceptional support services in port. More...
  • An Interactive Historical Timeline of the Seamen’s Church Institute May 13, 2015 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 timeline created with Prezi opens the vaults of SCI More...

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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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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...