United States Establishes Fund for Abandoned Seafarers

Seaways (Journal of Nautical Institute), Feb. 2015

4 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2015 Last revised: 31 Jan 2015

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Craig H. Allen

University of Washington - School of Law; UW Arctic Law and Policy Institute

Date Written: December 30, 2014

Abstract

In the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014, the U.S. Congress established a US$5 million fund to pay "necessary support" of a seafarer who is physically present in the U.S. after having been abandoned. Such support may include repatriation expenses. This article examines the legislation and its relationship to relevant international instruments, including the 2006 Maritime Labor Convention.

Keywords: Seamen, Abandoned Seamen, Repatriation, Maritime Labor Convention

JEL Classification: K10, K32, K33, L91, L95, L98

Suggested Citation

Allen, Craig H., United States Establishes Fund for Abandoned Seafarers (December 30, 2014). Seaways (Journal of Nautical Institute), Feb. 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2545478 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2545478

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