Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
Originally Posted by rgscpat
San Salvador, re-creation of Juan Cabrillo's 16th-century ship in San Diego, USA.
I don't see your point. With enough time and money anyone can build a new/old ship anywhere, anytime they choose. Here's one of "ours" no better, no worse than that one: Notorious (ship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Without government involvement in setting the right rules & regulations framework and providing funding either directly or through some other framework to keep it afloat for the benefit of the people, it's no different to any other private yacht...
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"