Piracy

Think Somali piracy is a thing of the past? That “past” haunts thousands of seafarers today; but the reports from individual seafarers mostly go More...
  • A Word for Seafarers from Captain Phillips June 19, 2014 Trinity Wall Street has produced a video of Captain Richard Phillips who has some advice for seafarers affected by piracy. More...
  • 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...

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SCI at Conference on Post Piracy Care April 17, 2012

Chaplains and port welfare workers recently gathered in Durban, South Africa for a conference on post-piracy care for seafarers. SCI’s Clinical Researcher and the Institute’s President &... More...

Presentation Addresses Seafarer Care March 6, 2012

Douglas B. Stevenson presented to the Working Group 3 of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia in Washington, DC last month, emphasizing the importance of caring for those impacted... More...

Seafarer Voices: Piracy on the High Seas February 21, 2012

Seafarers like this ship’s engineer describe life during and after pirate attacks in a compilation of video interviews seeking to give voice to those held captive by pirates.

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More Hands on Deck for Piracy Study December 16, 2011

Michael Stuart Garfinkle, PhD, Clinical Researcher for SCI’s Piracy Study, speaks confidentially with seafarers as part of the Institute’s leading investigation of piracy’s effect on seafarers.... More...

Casting Call for Piracy Feature Film December 7, 2011

The crew and Captain Richard Phillips from the Maersk Alabama, hijacked by pirates near Somalia in 2009, are the subject of a new film starring Tom Hanks. RPM Casting in New Orleans contacted SCI... More...

MV Blida Released by Somali Pirates November 8, 2011

Crewmembers from the MV Blida, held hostage by Somali pirates for 10 months, returned to shore after their captors released them late last week. Family members and loved ones waited anxiously for... More...

SCI meets with EU NAVFOR Leaders August 30, 2011

SCI’s Douglas B. Stevenson sat down recently with members of EU NAVFOR, the organization responsible for coordinating an international military operation off the coast of Somalia to help deter,... More...