I haven't heard of people luring anyone anywhere or charging money, please send me a private post and let me know what I've been missing. Now as to the questions, I can answer for the Marinea Project but not for all seasteads.
Question Will Seasteading have it's own take on Maritime Laws or will base its own under normal statutory laws such as UNCLOS and ILO,IMO regulations?
Answer Marinea will be set up as a Libertarian government which believe that less is greater when it comes to a bunch of stupid laws. We will have to fallow the conventions of the open sea of course but don't feel compelled to make any others.
Q; Will the Floating nation have its own line of Shipping fleet with its own Flag stat?
A: Marinea is a pilot project to provide a proof of concept but phase two is to build and become its own country with its own flag, yes. As to shipping, we will need to begin with transportation of personal and products but anyone can develop their own fleet. There are no rules to apply for permits or anything, if you want to own your own transportation line, that is just perfect.
Q; Will Seasteading have its own Maritime Foundation such as Maritime Schools and Merchant Marine Academies such as Military and Naval schools?
A; God I hope not. Private schools are much preferred.
Q; Will it take part in Exporting it's own goods and will be open to the Global market?
A Yes, and yes.
Q; Is there any Overseas Shipping Development Act or any National decree on Shipping already established? if so, is it accessible now for review?
A; No, still too early to determine what is absolutely necessary.
Q; How does one start with being a formal member of the TSI?
A; I can only answer for the Marinea project but if you write to Randy at TSI, he will get you to where you need to go. He's good people, helped us with somethings and they're not even directly involved with our project.
Hope this helped. I was a merchant seaman myself. Glade to have you aboard.