Originally Posted by casey1999
Interesting though why the ballasting change.
Ahhhh that's how they lightened her!
That's an interesting part of the jigsaw because you remember how there was so many inspection certificates issued this year. And the weigh was different but quite a bit. The passenger ship non inspected the vessel needed to be under a certain deadweight or displacement, don't remember which.
It's not my field at all so it went over my head a bit.
10 tones off the ballast. Hmmm.
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So they had to get her under the 300 tons.
Remember that as an uninspected vessel and safety breaches the CG finds they can only ADVISE the owners to make good, they can't ENFORCE any requirements or fines!
This said she was 500 tons http://easternyachts.com/bounty/index.htm
Wikipedia says Tonnage: 409 GT. 181 NT
But someone here had the official ships record where the tonnages changed...
So they may have done it so as not to be safety inspected!