I’m doing a report for school. I got assigned ISM code. I picked the case of the Eurasian Dream, a pure car carrier that caught fire in July of 1998 in UAE. I’m sorta taken aback, and sorta like… yeah-shit-whatcha-gonna-do? by the circumstances.
Here’s the opinion of the Justice: opinion
Some of the facts resonate. The justice says that having irrelevant (misleading) documentation is a contributing factor. That “managers do not discharge their responsibility by simply providing large volumes of documents for the Master to read.” I have a lot of sympathy for the Master and crew, in this case… and at the same time I would like to think that somebody would be like: hey: I can’t do my job safely because I am not trained or don’t have the experience, or don’t have the right instructions or technical manuals.
So what I wonder is: have you all been put in this situation? What did you do? What’s your take?