Case Study Questions 1.2 (Pasha Bulker)
1) In the case study, all the local, national and international maritime authorities involved in salvage attempt have their own professional codes of ethics which may result in conflicts. The common purpose of all these authorities is to free the Pasha Bulker from the beach and try to avoid any potential harm to the environment and local people who lives near by the beach. Internal regulation occurs in each authority where professional bodies make their own code of ethics which encourages them to become self-serving and does not follow the general ethical codes.
Therefore, solutions needed to be made accordingly to the situation of the Pasha Bulker to reduce the potential harm to the environment. However, even with the possible clashing of these various codes, the decisions are made with the important discrete components implemented integrity, accountability, confidentiality, respectfulness and obedience of law. The authorities implemented the salvage attempt by assigned the profession crew, Svitzer to salvage the tanker and informing the public the plans they are transferring the Pasha Bulker from the Nobby Beach. This shows the implementation of these codes internally by each authority to preserve integrity and also maintains public’s trust in the profession on their services.
Generally, ethical code for an organization should be consistent with the requirements of morality governing the public. Every decisions made in the salvage attempt might have seen professional code of ethics of each Maritime authority to be indifferent to each others, but they are just verbal guidelines for the authorities to perform their task which discussions can be made to achieve a jointly agreed decisions and solution to problems engraved with moral precedence, as each task comes with different situations to be solved as we were made to understand that Pasha Bulker had its hull cracked and the alert of oil leakage was...