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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
Could the Coast Guard have prevented the Bounty from sailing when it left the dock prior to hurricane Sandy? If so, under what regulation? If someone had called the CG and said they did not think Bounty should sail, would the CG do anything or just let her go? Can the CG restrict boats/ships from sailing into certain weather systems like a northeaster or hurricane, seeing the CG will be called for help when somthing goes wrong?
They can close a harbor. restricting movement. MARSEC level's and what not. They can advise against, and they can decommission a vessel and admin. fines to the captain and owners as well as pull his ticket if he does'nt head the warning.
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