Question about sea time and the 12 hour day

[QUOTE=Steamer;37670] It is a sellout to the companies who grease the palms of legislators and hold the carrot of a retirement job for CG policy makers. [/QUOTE]

Ergo my comments on the USCG page about the insidious relationship (even if it is supposed, or intimated) between industry, CG retirees, industry ‘watchdog’ groups (AWO, Intertanko)

Having a ‘Maritime Authority’ that is actually directed by experienced masters level mariners (NOT beholden to the industry) will progress be made, and real competence (and confidence) in the maritime licensing, oversight and regulatory process be shown to the US Merchant Marine, both as an industry and to the employees.