Why does the MCA only approve the use of Indefinite Agreements in the Near Coastal Area?

To protect employers from high repatriation costs. Seafarers employed under an Indefinite Agreement can give notice at any time, irrespective of the location of the ship, and this could impose an unreasonable financial burden on the employer.

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