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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Ah Ha!!!!!!!!!! Tonnage certificates did have something weird going on!!!!!!!!!

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In July of 2011, at the urging of USCG Activities Europe and MCA, Simonin walked through a new Tonnage Certificate issued by ABS that set Bounty’s gross tonnage at 409. During a visit, MCA inspectors noticed a change to the ship’s construction – specifically the removal of a tonnage opening – that was not reported to ABS. The new assessment made the Bounty subject to SOLAS, and the HMS Bounty Organization appealed. A year later they changed the vessel back to its previous configuration and received a new tonnage certificate that brought them back down to 266 regulatory tons, but it would seem that for a year Bounty operated in violation of IMO regulations.
Rotted Frames on Bounty | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News

This GCaptain reporter is excellent! Really doning well.
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