Law & Advocacy

Piracy off the coast of West Africa presents new dangers to seafarers and shipping companies. Overcoming the challenges posed by these threats 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 and 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...

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Enviroguides.us Now in Multiple Languages November 7, 2013

SCI’s webapp now spells out US environmental laws in Russian, Greek, Tagalog, Spanish and English.

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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...