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STRAIT TALK

Simple decision that's beset with complications

Many issues to consider on whether to send a family member to support an ill or injured crewman

AT first glance, it seems a simple decision to take. A crew member has been so seriously injured that they cannot be flown to their home country immediately. Concerned family members want to be with their loved one. Should the shipowner, and that means in practice his insurer, pay the costs of