Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What I hope we don't discover...

The events on the left coast this past weekend are very sad... and I am afraid they are going to show up some series systemic issues.

I'm afraid we'll discover this was a crew of part-timers... or that they didn't have the requisite night underway hours... or that they hadn't been maintaining currency... or the coxswain was a 20-year second class who wasn't at second class by choice... or that they had a cowboy reputation... Something... something that will, in the end, be a game changer...

It's a dangerous world, a dangerous work environment, but generally it's dangerous for the Guardian, not the young child... I think about the accident in the Grand Haven turning basin, the unbuckled reservist thrown in Seattle, the frozen capsized souls in Erie, the wreck on the rocks of Quillayute... those all just impact the Guardian... This, well, this is different. And that's why, in part, this is going to be a game changer...

2 comments:

  1. We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................

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