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
Date Written: December 30, 2014
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
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