Oh Captain My Captain

qld-oil-spillThe good news, the captain of the ship that caused the worst environmental disaster in Queensland has been released in bail. The bad news, the captain of the ship is a Filipino.

In this bad economic times, tainting the good reputation of Filipino sailors is the worst that could happen. Filipino sailors are already on the verge of being sacked due to the reduction of world trade, the result of this incident is not good for every Overseas Filipinos particularly in Australia.

The captain of the ship may have his own reasons for his decisions to sail during the storm but let the court decide his fate and his employer.

About the Author

Ver Pangonilo
A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).
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