Clay Maitland

On a quest for quality in shipping

Don’t burn the toast

The fable of the boy who cried “wolf!” too often seems to be worth revisiting as the wisdom of applied hindsight appears to be increasingly employed by the various learned bodies investigating the Deepwater Horizon blowout. Continue reading

Send for the translator!

Everyone, said Professor David Moreby who died recently and inspired a lot of people in his life, “panics in their own language”. And in the desperate attempt to fill berths on merchant ships and fishing craft all around the world, it is a saying that is perhaps due to make something of a comeback. Continue reading

Is it wise to abandon the ETVs?

Why is it necessary for governments to employ Emergency Towing Vessels to lurk about dangerous and vulnerable coasts to prevent marine disasters happening? Continue reading