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post #185 of Old 11-02-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

After hearing about the video of the Captain and his cavilier attitude concerning hurriacanes, I question the licensing process. I would think the initial licensing process might be pretty stringent, but are there periodic reviews? Adequate periodic reviews? I would think that such an interview would be cause for him loosing his ticket.

Then there is the question of adequate regulation concering the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the vessel. A 50 year old wooden ship built as a movie prop does not pass the smell test. I know for a fact that there are too many useless regulations. Try getting a permit for building a dock and bulkhead in Maryland. Regulations should be based upon good engineering practices and not on burecratic bull ****.
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