Law & Advocacy

What role does the past play in providing services to benefit the world’s mariners today? SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer made the connection at a More...
  • The Case of the MV Dubai Valour January 10, 2014 During the fall of 2013, processing archival records of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights, Archives Intern Julie Zimmerman came across the Dubai Valour case—one of many instances in the Institute’s More...
  • Looking Back on 2013 December 30, 2013 See 2013 in photos online and read about the top stories from SCI’s service to mariners throughout the year. More...

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Humanitarian Challenges of Piracy Off West Africa February 15, 2013

Hijackers targeting vessels off the coast of West Africa have different aims from pirates in the Gulf of Aden, significantly affecting the seafarers operating in those waters. Recently, SCI’s... More...

America Has a Chance for Positive Change January 30, 2013

As US senators and President Obama seek to enact immigration reform this year, they also stand in a position to make some important decisions regarding seafarers.

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New Web App Plugs Seafarers into US Environmental Laws January 22, 2013

Using SCI’s newly developed Internet application, seafarers can use mobile devices to search information on US environmental pollution laws from anywhere in the world.

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Adieu 2012: Year of Mission in 50 Photos December 31, 2012

SCI’s President & Executive Director has selected 50 photos taken at locations around the country highlighting the most memorable moments of 2012 when SCI served mariners with your help.

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New Jersey Starbucks Tea Bottles Outfitted for Winter December 13, 2012

As part of a campaign to raise awareness of the work of international seafarers, SCI joins with New Jersey Starbucks stores to dress each of its Tazo Tea brand iced tea bottles with a wooly hat... More...

Helping Seafarers Confront West African Piracy December 11, 2012

SCI’s President & Executive Director writes about his recent discussion with maritime industry stakeholders about piracy incidents in the coastal waters of West Africa, talking about piracy’s... More...

Meeting Reinforces Relations with Ukraine November 28, 2012

The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights recently met with a special human rights commissioner for the Ukraine, home to thousands of the world’s seafarers, to discuss problems facing men... More...