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  • 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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