Sunday, May 17, 2009

Crew Problems on Blackwater's MacArthur

From the Site The Maritime this article: Blackwater Pirate fighting ship sidelined by it's own crew.

Life on board the McArthur was apparently not so good. Blackwater, now re-named Xe, now has three separate harassment claims from crewmembers who sailed aboard the ship on its recent voyage to the Middle East.

You may believe that the requirement to treat the crew with respect is a result of over zealous political correctness but the fact is you can't stop harassment lawsuits by flogging. The bottom line is it doesn't matter how skilled you are at seamanship and navigation or how tough you are, if you can't get ship, crew and cargo to it's destination safely you haven't done your job.


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