Seafaring's a dangerous game

Baird, Neil
July 2010
Ausmarine;Jul2010, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p5
Trade Publication
The author examines why the shipping industry and the seafaring occupation have been considered more dangerous than other transport industries. He notes that political and media treatment of seafaring disasters such as minor oil spills is imbalanced compared to more frequently-occurring land-based transport accidents and emergencies. The author infers that malicious reactions by the government and media on many maritime accidents are being encouraged by non-governmental organizations (NGO) with questionable motives.


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