Interantional Marine Underwriters Seminar
Don Patton, Surveyor Addresses Group
|Don Patton of Patton Marine, Inc. Surveyors, Consultants and Supervision recently spoke to the annual International Marine Underwriters Seminar. The following excerpts are taken from the speach. The speach in its entirety is available below in an Acrobat PDF file.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Believe it or not, in my day hardly anybody had a license including me. In our salvage company, we were often sub-contracted to do research work. I was running a 49 meter research vessel doing navy work in the Tongue of the Ocean and one of the scientists came on the bridge and asked why my license wasn't posted. I said “It's right here in my wallet” and I showed him my driver's license. He said “How can you get away with that”. My reply was simple, “I'm part owner and she is research vessel registry”. That was a long time ago and the rules have changed a bit since then...
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