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Criminalisation can hit shipping's bottom line

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When seafarers suffer a blatant injustice somewhere in the world, there is often genuine widespread outrage in the global shipping industry.

WHEN seafarers suffer a blatant injustice somewhere in the world, there is often genuine widespread outrage in the global shipping industry. That anger is usually tempered, however, by a feeling that nothing much can be done and trade must carry on regardless.

There was an uproar when