Quote of the Week

Ship simulator

This “Qoute of the Week” comes from Fred Fry of Maritime Monday fame.

If you want to solve the problem of car traffic, just subject car drivers to a tenth of the training requirements thrust upon seafarers.

The quote was in reference to our story on the sinking of the ro-ro Don Pedro off the coast off ibiza and Maritime Links Editor’s Blog notes on the resulting oil pollution. Both excellent articles IMO (chat shortcut for “In My Opinion” not the regulatory body).

As our recent poll question “What is the most important issue facing mariners today?” shows excessive training is the most important issue to gCaptain readers behind the criminalization of the mariner. Read the discussion of the poll topics HERE.