Shore Leave

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...
  • 2015 Seafarer Shore Leave Survey July 28, 2015 A 2015 survey reveals why some seafarers cannot obtain shore leave in US ports. More...

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Comments on USCG NPRM on Facility Access January 15, 2015

Comments on Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities: A Proposed Rule by the Coast Guard on 12/29/2014

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Report Sheds Light on Seafarers and SCI November 25, 2014

Reporter Julie Caine got answers to her questions about seafarers and their lives at SCI’s International Maritime Center in the Port of Oakland.

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Discovering a Complex World August 8, 2014

Center for Seafarers’ Rights Intern Mark Vessio writes how his experience at SCI helped him see firsthand how the law affects various sectors of the maritime industry.

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2014 Seafarer Shore Leave Survey July 28, 2014

With MLC, 2006 in force, one might hope to see a reduction in the number of seafarers without visas; yet, recent data collected by SCI shows that not only are shipowners failing to pay for... More...

US: Tell Your Representative to Look Out for Seafarers July 14, 2014

SCI urges citizens to write to members of the US House of Representatives to tell them seafarers deserve landing passes that make sense for real-world seafaring.

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New Guidelines Help Seafarers Applying for US Visas June 2, 2014

Seafarers’ most frequently asked questions have to do with shore leave in the United States; consequently, the Seamen’s Church Institute has developed online guides to help foreign seafarers... More...

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...