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Wages of Crews not paid for 6 to 12 months or Slavery?

Came across this interesting article about “Slavery at Sea” which rekindle an event that happened more than 30 years ago where I was brought into the fray of identical situation. Would have thought that in this modern age of 2016, such incidents were a thing of the past.
This is my story.
Arresting a vessel via “in rem” action to compel payment of crew wages can be an easy and quick process. You peruse the evidence, consider the merits, watch the time bar, get all the relevant crews to sign affidavits and what-not, obtain information on the vessel and its whereabouts (though not as expeditious as present day). File the necessary court papers.
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