Originally Posted by lancelot9898
While I'm not a fan of regulation, I think most of the tall ships have stricter regulatory requirements than the Bounty due to the Bounty not taking paying passengers. I think that loop hole will be tighten up and feel disgusted with the Bounty organization for using that loop hole.
May I ask why. What is the "loophole" you refer to? If you listened to the testimony you heard from the Shipyard manager who had been dealing with wooden boats for 40 years tell stories about the commercial fishing boats and how horrible in repair state they were. Way worse than the Bounty. It seems the norm in the industry.
How would you tighten the "loophole" up specifically. How do you differenciate the Bounty who doesnt take passangers from any other commercial or privately owned boat who has a crew? What regulations would you impose? I am sure these are the questions the CG will struggle with when they make their conclusions as well as regulations.
How do you regulate what essentially is a private vessel? And to what degree?
I also asked whether you had watched any of the testimony personally and you havent replied. I am interested on your personal take.