Foreign Treatment - US Flagged Vessel


#1

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The following letter came in via satellite from forum member [Click HERE to read the full blog article.](http://gcaptain.com/forum/mem… [url=http://gcaptain.com/maritime/blog/foreign-treatment-flagged-vessel/)


#2

well being a ship agent for 15 years now, although never worked with fishing vessels, only deep draft, such a story does not surprise me, there are 1000’s of greek and chinese owned bulk carriers with chinese crew onboard making $400 per month moving around the world transporting the raw materials that supply american industry’s, steel mills, and power plants, being a republican it does not make me smile, but i certainly understand the economics involved

i have worked with eastern euro merchant sailors from the former soviet republics for years, believe me, sailors trained and employed under socialists systems are not much better or worse off…


#3

The minimum wages in Indonesia I understand are about equal to $100 per month or less or $1200 per year.