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Industry needs to save those who save ships

Professional salvage experts are losing jobs to freelancers who might lack the experience and equipment, in addition to raising the risk of wider damage

LAST week's column was about managing risk in the shipping industry. The biggest risk of all is that ships and lives are lost.

Compared to just a few decades ago, the modern shipping industry is much safer. Not only do fewer ships actually sink, but fewer also have major accidents - or in...

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