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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Conference Examines ‘Most Vital Resource’ February 16, 2011

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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

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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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Collecting Data for Shore Leave Survey May 8, 2009

SCI's shore leave survey aims to track issues involving seafarer access to shore leave and chaplain access to vessels in order to improve access without compromising security.

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Marine Log Maritime & Port Security 2009 January 27, 2009

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