Law & Advocacy

Think Somali piracy is a thing of the past? That “past” haunts thousands of seafarers today; but the reports from individual seafarers mostly go 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. More...
  • 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. More...

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Continued Efforts Countering Maritime Piracy September 30, 2013

“It was like a nightmare for us,” wife of former pirate hostage Captain Jawaid S. Khan told SCI’s President & Executive Director in an interview earlier this month. Ms. Jawaid and her family... More...

SCI Gains and Shares Insights on Maritime Industry Issues September 12, 2013

The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights met with international maritime trade professionals in Denmark last month to share experiences of health and wellness, among other issues, with... More...

Maritime Labour Convention’s Big Day August 20, 2013

Tuesday, August 20 marks the coming into force of the historic Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, a milestone in maritime history.

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Intern’s Encounter “More Than Imagined” August 6, 2013

Center for Seafarers’ Rights intern Ryann Hall reflects on a summer of assisting seafarers from around the world, witnessing firsthand how the law affects the maritime industry.

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Seafarers’ 2013 Restrictions to Shore Leave in the US July 16, 2013

A 2013 survey conducted by SCI reveals why some seafarers cannot access shore leave while in the United States.

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SCI Participates in Course for Seafarers Facing Piracy July 9, 2013

The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights shared information from SCI’s Piracy Study with participants in a course designed to help seafarers respond to and deal with crisis situations.... More...

Workshops Answer Questions about MLC, 2006 June 26, 2013

Intern Ryann Hall accompanied the Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights to direct workshops exploring the implications of an important convention that impacts seafarers’ rights and... More...