“concerning” comments from prior testimony by an ABS surveyor, who declined to perform a specific pressure test on a boiler component, following a repair. Per ABS guidelines, whether to perform the test is at the discretion of the surveyor. When asked why she didn’t perform the test, the surveyor said she was concerned there would be an unsafe situation because of the age of the boiler. Flaherty says, based on that, he doesn’t believe she understood the true purpose of the test, and that he’s had issues like this with ABS in the past.
.It is also still too easy for management through various means such as various forms of intimidation or after frustrating the seafarer by ignoring even their documented complaints, to make like the the Seafarer is responsible for his or her own misfortune
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