Law & Advocacy

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  • SCI's Response to the State Department's Intention to Revoke Visas from Seafarers August 20, 2019 In response to its assessment that the MT Grace I was assisting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) by transporting oil from Iran to Syria, the United States Department of State recently anno More...
  • USCG Commandant Visits SCI’s Houston Maritime Education Center by President & Executive Director David Rider July 3, 2019 Photos courtesy of USCG More...

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Wellness at Sea Conference, Singapore, January 2017 January 24, 2017

Douglas B. Stevenson Esq., Director of the Center for Seafarers’ Rights at the Seamen's Church Institute, reports on the Wellness at Sea Conference organized by the Sailors’ Society in Singapore,... More...

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SCI’s President & Executive Director gives an update on the recent presentations given by SCI representatives at the International Maritime Health Seminar in Panama City, Sept 2016.

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Shore Leave Survey 2016 August 10, 2016

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

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Recognizing a Hero at Sea July 7, 2016

Douglas B. Stevenson, Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights and President of the Life Saving Benevolent Association, awarded an LSBA medal of honor to Mr. Anthony Pozun, acknowledging his... More...

IMO Sec-Gen Visits SCI’s Port Newark Center May 4, 2016

Head of global maritime standard-setting authority visits SCI’s International Seafarers’ Center in Port Newark.

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Stevenson Contributes to Law Textbook May 2, 2016

The Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights joins legal authorities from around the world in new publication of book of shipping law.

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