Law & Advocacy

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  • Wellness at Sea Conference, Singapore, January 2017 January 24, 2017 Douglas B. Stevenson Esq., Director of the Center for Seafarers’ Rights at the Seamen's Church Institute, reports on the Wellness at Sea Conference organized by the Sailors’ Society in Singapore, More...
  • Report from second International Maritime Health Seminar – Panama City September 20, 2016 SCI’s President & Executive Director gives an update on the recent presentations given by SCI representatives at the International Maritime Health Seminar in Panama City, Sept 2016. More...

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