US sailors are being captured and forced into the British Navy under the claim that they are deserters from the British Navy. This angered many and led to the Embargo act.
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The Embargo Act protected the people from capture, but hurt the US economy as a whole, as it stopped international trade. It put ports and merchants out of business, which costed many jobs, and made the people even angrier.
The Embargo Act is now in place, and thus all international trade will be shut down in the US
Despite the efforts of the Embargo Acts, prior to it, 1000s of US sailors were forced to fight in British battles against the French. So while this act prevented other people from being captured, it didn't save the people already captured