Talking about bad owners. I am still trying to get money from my ex-boss. The biggest and most expensive lesson i have learnt is do not use personal money to pay for anything for the boat. After nearly 4 years of working for them this is the way they repay you for loyalty. Funny enough the Captain that took over from me also quit his job 4 months later.
I havent come accross one Captain or Crew member that took legal action againts the owner/boat. I know 3 other Captains that are going through the same problems.