Some are saddled with the "burden of knowledge". I'm recently retired from 45 years within the industry and I find incidents like this interesting. More from a correcting the mis-information (I'm being kind here) by enthusiastic junior journalists and sh!t newspapers than that put forward by experts. That said, the BBC have a local go-to rentaquote expert from a local university who must live on a different planet to everyone else.
It's a big subject for me personally and that's why I like to bang on about it. There's so much about shipping that never gets heard until it hits the fan.
I investigate Incidents on board Tankers. Thankfully nothing on this level of shitstorm....