In my experience when i was living in FT is that Captains employ the people they feel comfortable with. I know several American Captains and some say they will never employ American crew as they had just bad experiences with them. I have also met Captains that they will never employ SA, Aus, NZ or British crew as they had bad experience with crew of those nationalities. I had problems with Crew agents as some people who work for the crew agents give the jobs to friends. All my work I have found walking the dock. When i was working in FT is met several American crew and some just wanted to get on a boat to get experience, it does not matter what size and there there were some that wanted to get on to a mega yacth from day one with no experience. This thread could get very interesting.