Holding pattern: How the US is detaining seafarers
Act for Prevention of Pollution from Ships (“APPS”) whistleblowers – Tradewinds, February 22, 2018)
Mariners who are Act for Prevention of Pollution from Ships (“APPS”) whistleblowers are being held in the U.S., often against their will, while waiting to give evidence in pollution trials.
It can be difficuIt for the crew and costIy for shipowners – and sorne contend it rnay be ilIegal.
Steve Simms, who represents APPS whistleblowers, argues in this article that there is a better way, including, effective legal representation for APPS whistleblowers.
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