Shore Leave

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

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SCI Publishes 2011 Shore Leave Survey Results June 30, 2011

The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) just released the results from its tenth annual survey of seafarers’ shore leave detentions and restrictions. This year’s survey drew on data recorded during... More...

SCI Director Bikes for Fitness in the Port April 19, 2011

SCI’s President & Executive Director, the Rev. David M. Rider, hits the pavement on Sunday, May 1, to take part in the 42-mile TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour, seeking financial sponsorship for... More...

Conference Examines ‘Most Vital Resource’ February 16, 2011

Douglas B. Stevenson, Director of SCI's Center for Seafarers' Rights spoke about requirements to promote and establish shore-based seafarers’ welfare facilities at the third annual Bahamas... More...

2010 Shore Leave Study Published June 25, 2010

SCI’s 2010 Shore Leave Report paints a picture of obstacles seafarers face in obtaining shore leave. This year’s Report indicates shore leave denials due primarily to lack of visas.

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Coast Guard Notice Cites SCI Shore Leave Study October 14, 2009

by Deborah G. Blanchard, Staff Attorney

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SCI Publishes 2009 Shore Leave Survey Results September 2, 2009

Newly published results from the Seamen's Church Institute's (SCI) 2009 Shore Leave Survey paint a picture of some of the obstacles to shore leave that merchant mariners encounter in United States... More...

House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation June 20, 2009

Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq.Director, Center for Seafarers’ RightsThe Seamen’s Church Institute

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