Cough cough……tote vp/president whatever lol
But think of the great increase in gdp due to all the mom and pop stcw schools that popped up and offer useless death by PowerPoint classes. Broken window economics!
It’s amazing how many us national license holders still have zero clue about stcw endorsements. “Do I need to pay extra and get stcw when I take my 100ton masterbaiter class at billy sue captain’s class llc?”
And to think I’d all the myopic folks that have only worked in the maritime industry that just don’t know what they don’t know. A simple bridge/engine resource management class is all that is needed to bring shipping to the same procedural and safety level that CRM did for the airlines….is what these idiots believe.
Airlines are safe because smart people made tough decisions and created a useful system that pilots are required to follow. In shipping, the captain/chief are always the smartest guys in the room….don’t dare question them! Probably much more likely to get an incompetent asshole chief then a captain, as a chief can use fancy technical words on the “dumb deckies”.
Even with satellite and email, chiefs/captains are still king of their little fiefdom. Nobody monitors them for bad behavior or ever questions why there is such high turnover in crew, etc.
See also this thread: What kind of leaders does the Maritime industry create and promote?