It is one of those inconvenient facts that get in the way of those who desire to pocket the cost differential between US flag and FoC ships.
I suggest that the money saved would never be seen by any Puerto Rican resident in the form of lower prices in the stores.
The difference in crew costs, because that really is the only difference, is transferred from the American economy to overseas bank accounts while American taxpayers are forced to pay the costs to support thousands of newly unemployed Americans.
Our own government is responsible for its total failure to educate the public on the issues surrounding the Jones Act. Our Maritime Administration and transportation industry has failed to speak out about the outright lies being broadcast about the Jones Act and Puerto Rico. Our politicians have been paid to ignore reality in exchange for campaign contributions. This latest disaster has not been wasted by that crowd and its figurehead, McCain.