believe me, any vitriol is beyond warranted. this industry is too small for disloyalty and anyone who thinks they can stick a knife in your back without you finding out about it has proven their incompetence. the fact that anyone has taken any time to even consider these claims as a possibility strikes me as funny, knowing the character who is making them personally...
I only ever captained the Rorqual, but used to work with nelson and heard very similar statements from him as to the pilot's dominance. the layout on the rorqual may have been better, but the seaworthiness of the pilot was said to be superior. the only problem with that is, you have to consider the amount of time the owner was responsible for its upkeep in comparison to the rorqual (in respect to it's current condition for a refit). basically the longer that man owned something the more time it has had to be mistreated.
either way, im done with nekton, and im done with their gigantic nightmares for vessels. as grateful as i may be for the employment and all that i learned while working there, i'm glad that it's over. i just wish i had gotten out a few months sooner when i originally had planned, then i wouldn't be out 5 grand due to the bankruptcy.
I certainly would not pass judgement on your animosity towards the OP, as I was not around and I have no dogs in this fight.
Nelson certainly knew what he was talking about and I take pride in the fact that I hired Nelson (I was in charge of human resources when Nelson first came to work for Nekton) and helped train him and Denise.
The Pilot was well maintained for a long time and it is important to remember that it was launched over eight years prior to the Rorqual. While both boats are obviously in a state of disrepair, the Pilot is 17 years old and the Rorqual is only nine years old. The fact that they are in similarly poor condition says quite a bit about the initial construction of the Rorqual.
I am truly sorry that your time with Nekton was a disappointment and that you lost a great deal of money in the process. It was probably a case of getting with the company a little too late. I only have good things to say about my time on the Pilot, but that was quite a few years before you started working for the company.