Cleaning up the shipping crisis – I don’t think so

A few days ago we noted that problems with the supply chain crisis in California.  Yes, it is a nationwide crisis, massive numbers of ships are piling up outside the East coast ports too.  Even Quid Pro Joe knows (or whoever is pulling his strings seems to know) that something must be done.  Since the the aim of this puppet regime to get aboard and keep driving the Make America Grieve Again agenda it only makes sense that a person with no commercial maritime experience.

The FAA is headed by a pilot, NASA is headed by an astronaut, the US Marine Corps is headed by a Marine but for the fourth time in a row, and during the worst shipping crisis of the century, the US Department of Transportation, has appointed someone to the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) who is not a captain and has no commercial shipping experience.

Yesterday afternoon, President Biden announced his intention to nominate Rear Admiral Ann Phillips, US Navy (Retired), as the next US Maritime Administrator, a position that has been vacant since Rear Admiral Mark Buzby stepped down following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January.

Phillips is a highly decorated Navy leader with a long list of accomplishments and is highly respected by everyone gCaptain has interviewed. She was head of the Navy’s Climate Change Task Force and is a highly sought after consultant on climate security issues. She holds an MBA. She was chairman of a local government Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Resilience project. She once captained a Navy warship. The appointment looks great on paper except for one kinda big problem. This is not a warship position. It’s a commercial shipping appointment and she has zero experience aboard any commercial ships. She does not even have experience leading navy military sealift ships.

But she is an expert in Climate Change.  I’m sure that’ll turn the trick!

The whole article is a fascinating look at American maritime policy.  Given that 90% of the world’s commerce travels over the water, 80% of the world’s population lives within 100 miles of the sea and over 70% of the globe is covered by water, maritime affairs are one of America’s strategic interests.


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