Joint IMO - ILO Protocol on Crew abandonment

Crew abandonment is a growing problem:

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It is obviously necessary to put a stop to this scourge:

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Not abandoned but not paid properly:

Abandonment of ships and seafarers is increasing:

Easy solution - port state must seize and sell ship to highest bidder and divide the proceeds among the crew. The ship owner and/or operator would be banned from all ports for at least one year in the nation where abandonment occurred, and/or put up a bond high enough to hurt them badly if they default.

Make abandonment profitable for the crew and extremely painful for the owner, operator, and charterer.