I’m glad I don’t have to worry about being arrested just for being Master of a ship involved in an accident, or innocent party of political disputes:
There is a lot to be said for staying in the Jones Act trade in the US, where a master has rights, including being free on bail. But the Jones Act trade certainly comes with legal risks. Too many.
Foreigners dont get bail in the USA so its one of the worst places for foreign crew.
Sit in a lock up for a year then the Judge says sorry you have no part in this case you can go.
Will this be another Ever Given case, although at a smaller scale: