Shore Leave

A 2015 survey reveals why some seafarers cannot obtain shore leave in US ports. More...
  • 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 More...
  • 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. More...

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