[FoRK] My sentiments exactly...

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Fri Jan 22 19:09:28 PST 2010

--- On Fri, 1/22/10, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> > 
> > But what humans were punished in law or civily for
> that behaviour? The ship's captain got sacked but he was a
> scapegoat.
> >   
> The ship's captain, who made the mistake, was a scapegoat?  How so?

>From the NTSB review of the incident:

"Exxon Shipping Company failed to supervise the master and provide a rested and sufficient crew for the Exxon Valdez. (cf. "Practices that related to the EXXON VALDEZ")

Upon reflection, "scapegoat" was unwarranted. He deserved to bear responsibility. But he was apparently operating in a manner that was not uncommon nor disapproved within Exxon. 


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