Law & Advocacy

SCI’s President & Executive Director gives an update on the recent presentations given by SCI representatives at the International Maritime More...
  • Shore Leave Survey 2016 August 10, 2016 SCI’s Annual Seafarer Shore Leave Survey indicates why some seafarers remain stuck on board their vessels in U.S. ports. More...
  • Recognizing a Hero at Sea July 7, 2016 Douglas B. Stevenson, Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights and President of the Life Saving Benevolent Association, awarded an LSBA medal of honor to Mr. Anthony Pozun, acknowledging his More...

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MLC Amendments to Protect Seafarers April 28, 2014

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

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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...