Law & Advocacy

SCI’s President & Executive Director gives an update on piracy off the coasts of Africa after a multi-national meeting. More...
  • Stevenson Advocates for Mariners at ILO Meetings February 17, 2016 Seafarer welfare organizations address standards and issues affecting seafarers worldwide. More...
  • Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee for the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185) February 16, 2016 Statement by Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq. at the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee for the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185) More...

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

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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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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

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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...