Fidley Watch – Warrior to Watchstander
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor
Richard Berkowitz, Director of Operations of the Transportation Institute (www.trans-inst.org), recently made us aware of a particularly difficult workforce development issue – one that should have the attention of every legislator of every coastal state. Berkowitz recently drafted a policy briefing at the request of industry members who sought a more coordinated effort to influence policy makers.
As Mr. Berkowitz notes, US-flag maritime interests have long made a priority of recruiting and hiring sea service veterans with maritime-related watch-standing capabilities and ratings… (More)