IMO is also stepping in to solve the problem of crew abandonment: http://splash247.com/imo-vows-crackdown-seafarer-abandonment/Will that help to put a stop to this practise?? Probably not.
As a mariner who volunteers on the board of two seafarers missions, I have seen the ITF be effective in helping mariners who are abandoned or wronged. Sometimes it takes them a while to make headway but they work very hard on behalf of mariners world wide
Shipmates, isn't this because she is flying a Flag of Convenience??
In other words, neither Australian nor UK law applies, as the ship is considered the soil of whatever 3rd world country in which she is registered, right?
Which post are you replying to?? There have been several cases discussed in this thread.
ombugge, yeah the attribution system on here is a little weird...I'm reacting to the August 16 post, which linked to this: