Clay Maitland

On a quest for quality in shipping

Tasteless images tar CMA gala dinner

The Connecticut Maritime Association’s annual Commodore’s Dinner was held last Wednesday night, the culmination of a very successful three days’ programme.

The honoree and 2012 Commodore, Oivind Lorentzen, gave a fine, and brief, speech of acceptance that was the high point – and the only one – of an evening that was in part truly awful.

What made the gala dinner into an embarassing and disappointing event was the tasteless, sexist and misogynistic flavour of the photographic montage projected onto screens above the diners’ heads.

The script that went with these gag — no intentional pun — shots also had its sexist content.

One attendee said later: “In an industry that is often accused of freezing women out, that stuff is the last thing we… Continue reading