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In the maritime world, there are some individuals and organisations you can admire and some that can put you off and spoil your day. The following is a list of adjectives to describe those in the second category.

Civility dictates that one should use disparaging words with prudence. On the other hand, honesty and candidness seem more necessary than ever in an industry where seafarers continue to be exploited. When it comes to the rights and welfare of mariners, there ought to be no sacred cows.

Maritime bureaucrats

insolent
power-hungry

Ship owners/operators

apathetic
avaricious
hoity-toity
rogue
tight-arsed

Manning agents

crafty
exploitative
grasping
lordly
parochial
thievish

Maritime journalists

overweening
self-conceited
self-important
smart-alecky

Maritime academics

didactic
smug

Maritime charities

self-serving

Maritime union officials

overbearing
sanctimonious
supercilious
thin-skinned

~ Barista Uno

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