I commend the gods on the relationship they have with that publication in the industry, offshore is too small a world to hold a grudge if you have vested interest in it.
My only part in the offshore industry is as a consumer and nothing that dude can do will recall the arrows he flung our way. First with his editorial and then publishing Klaatu's letter a few month or so later trying to justify his statement (with klaatu's words... imagine that!).
I'm all set with oil checking rags regarding the TShirt, I still use the Powerboat shirts they sent a few years back to clean the bilge.
So when that guy will be replaced I will renew my subscription, in the meanwhile he can nitwit himself with the dogs he rode in on.