Harry Morrison, the friend of the Australian stockman, William Mainprize, lost when the Gulf Livestock -1 sunk was interviewed by Tortoise Media for a Spotify Podcast in April 2021. The Podcast details the murky world of international shipping interviewing both Ian Urbino (author of The Outlaw Ocean with a lifetime career in maritime journalism) and Morrison. From a maritime safety perspective, the Podcast vindicates and validates the new report into the state of the EU livestock shipping industry.
Morrison goes into the details of Mainprize's phone texts and Whats App conversations at the time of the tragedy. In addition to the terrifying situation being relayed before the ship sunk, the texts also indicate that this ship had engine problems from Day 1 out of port. This ship had a repeated history of mechanical failure....yet it was still allowed to sail, with engine difficulties, into a typhoon.
Totally heartbreaking for the families of all the crew. Apparently the two surviving Phillippine crew members have received some financial support from the ship's insurance money.....but none of the families who lost loved ones have received a penny. Interesting...
Listen on: https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-forty-crew-members-of-gulf-livestock-1?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-162634506221-3ca462ca1b6d41c9&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B1137-update-supporters-v5b
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