Is it wrong to have a local mariner in NMSA?

Letters, Normal

The National, Tuesday, May 24, 2011

SIR Mekere Morauta was silent when the NMSA board was headed by a Swire manager and other positions filled by ex-Swire employees.
Swire is a foreign conglomerate which controls shipping in PNG.
Yet the Moresby Northwest MPā€ˆsaid nothing.
What is the problem with a homegrown shipping man with deep roots in PNG being appointed to the board of the NMSA, which is actually PNG’s regulatory authority?
In Australia, it is called the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), but because our authority was formed by colonialists, we have the National Maritime Safety Authority, no mention of Papua New Guinea.
Despite that, what does he have against Hamish Sharp?
Incidentally, Star Ships is not owned by Hamish Sharp, a fact I would appreciate being acknowledged in open forum rather than hiding behind parliamentary privilege.

P. Sharp
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