Shore Leave

SCI’s Annual Seafarer Shore Leave Survey indicates why some seafarers remain stuck on board their vessels in U.S. ports. 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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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...

Seafarers’ 2013 Restrictions to Shore Leave in the US July 16, 2013

A 2013 survey conducted by SCI reveals why some seafarers cannot access shore leave while in the United States.

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America Has a Chance for Positive Change January 30, 2013

As US senators and President Obama seek to enact immigration reform this year, they also stand in a position to make some important decisions regarding seafarers.

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2012 Survey Reveals Limited Access to Shore July 18, 2012

Reports from SCI’s 2012 Shore Leave Survey show a continued need for convenient seafarers’ access to shore leave.

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Speaking Out for Shore Leave January 11, 2012

Headlines of a shore leave access denial of US mariners in a Brazilian port brought attention to the restrictive policies limiting seafarers’ ability to disembark while working abroad. SCI’s... More...

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...