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True to form, up pops NCH, I rest …

Comment posted ForArgyll on Pause by Charlie Jack.

True to form, up pops NCH, I rest my case.

Charlie Jack also commented

  • How very unfortunate.
    Where will all the demented Nats go now to spout their endless drivel. It was such a shame that they spoiled what could have been reasonable and intelligent debate with their endless moronic garbage.
    CJ

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    What a pointless and inappropriate article.
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    One of many unfortunate consequences of the recent increase in political engagement, and one that is demonstrated by so many keyboard warriors, is the bitter and, all consuming, resentment displayed towards those deemed to be privileged and wealthy.
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    Let it all out Newsroom.
    I responded to your article because you used a minor berthing incident, which is purely an operational matter involving the master, crew, the ship’s managers and the appropriate authorities to have a dig, and ultimately in your reply to my comment, to go off on an anti Serco rant.
    There might be examples you may use to prove either company’s suitability or otherwise in being awarded the contract, but questioning the professionalism and competence of the merchant seaman in either company is not one of them.
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    If so, then in the interests of fairness, please don’t overlook numerous collisions with piers, (Isle of Mull v Oban Railway Pier and Lord of the Isles), the grounding of the Isle of Arran on rocks in Oban Bay and the very serious incident aboard the Isle of Eigg, when the skipper fell asleep when alone in the wheelhouse, that have befallen Calmac in recent times. Some of these incidents were investigated by the MAIB and some were not.
    It would be disingenuous of you to suggest that one operator’s officers and crew are less competent than others. They are all qualified to the same degree.

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