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Re: The Emotions Over The Bounty Tragedy
Didn't I read in this thread that the Bounty just passed a CG inspection?
Only as far as not presenting a hazard to visitors while tied to a dock if it was anything beyond the same safety inspection they might give your boat. She was certificated as an "Attraction Vessel" which is moved from port to port by a professional crew. It's about the lowest rung of USCG oversight.
The fact that she was providing sail training and could not continue in business without people willing to work for token wages may have some unfortunate consequences for the sail training and historic vessel community. The USCG investigation of the "Pride" was largely motivated by avoiding opening up that can of worms but they may not be able to duck it this time.