06 November 2012

Tired of Talking Green: Masters at Center of Commercial Pressures | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

Money quote:
“It is easy to suggest that crews are becoming less competent and that this is a significant contributor to greater safety risks, says Allan Schwartz, General Manager of Maritime Operations at the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). “While this could be a contributor, it is equally likely that the intense commercial pressures placed on masters are contributing"
And the maritime bureaucratic world has one hell of an incentive to lay the blame on commercial pressures, because if the reason isn't commercial pressures then there's a chance that crews are becoming less competent and what does that say about STCW? 
It says, STCW stands for "Stupid things the CoastGuard Wants."

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