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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UK Conference on the Health and Welfare of Seafarers February 14, 2014

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 conference on seafarers’ welfare in Hull, England... 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... 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.

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Maritime Ministries Collaborate to Assist Crew in Need December 10, 2013

This past Thanksgiving, SCI collaborated with a chaplain at a mariners’ welfare agency in Galveston, TX to help a crew facing violations of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

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Seafarers Imprisoned in India December 3, 2013

In a cruel twist of events, the captain of a once hijacked vessel off the coast of Somalia now stands imprisoned with another ship’s crew that sought to help seafarers in pirate-infested waters.... More...

Tweets for Seafarers Vis-à-vis U.S. Environmental Laws November 25, 2013

Staff Attorney Lydia Sharp-White describes using social media to communicate with industry members regarding important information about the maritime environment and its protection.

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West Africa Piracy Working Group Meeting November 21, 2013

The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights recently met with industry and government leaders to discuss issues surrounding piracy off the coast of West Africa.

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