European Highlander Port of Larne Photo 177156132 © Peter Steele

As the dust settles folowing P&O Ferries’ grilling at the hands of UK MP’s the Maritime Coastguard Agency brought some reality to the UK ferry industry when the European Causeway, a ferry that operates on the Cairnryan to Larne route was impounded. Crews were apparently were not properly trained, a mantra that the unions had been applying since the news of the 800 sackings was announced.

It is not a simple matter to replace ferry crews, the many accidents around the world with ro-ro vessels have taught us that a well trained crew can save lives in emergencies, and can prevent emergencies from happening.

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