I was just thinking about the amount of dysfunctional peeps working
in the merchant marines ( a psychiatrist friend of mine even told me its kind of a well known thing among psychiatrists) and wow, a few one week classes isn’t going to change anything or make people normal.
Because of the secluded nature of the work, the added stressors of being away from home and the intense workloads,
there really needs to be more done about psychopathic types running engine rooms…and bridges!. I mean especially with the types of places that have the battlefield promotion thing and all, those people are exactly the type that end up there!
They should just stop the whole leadership and management training thing and just have required screenout exams for people who score high on dark triad personality traits for anything beyond 1st a/e or C/M. That would fix everything just fine!
It might also raise wages.
How would they find competent people who are not narcissistic, pyschopathic and also want to go to sea?
It would be hard unless there was a lot of $$$ involved.
ALso: then psychopaths couldn’t become first, chiefs, c/ms or captains and in turn couldn’t go on to higher management to continue on with their psychopathic tendencies causing accidents and oil pollution.
It would fix everything just perfectly. As a matter of fact who has the number to the IMO? I think I will call them myself