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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
I would expect it will.. but exactly how is a little difficult to tell, because the distinction between, say, "private yacht" (do what you like) and "ocean going passenger vessel" (regulations up to your eyeballs) is rather large in maritime law.

So long as a ship like the "Bounty" doesn't travel overseas and doesn't carry "paying passengers" there really isn't a lot the authorities can do...
Well if there's such a wide gulf between the two classifications, I think it's a definite possibility that the investigators will recommend new classification between those two.

I think you can expect that after 8 days of investigation something will be done, either stricter enforcement of current regulations or, if that is as impossible as you suggest, then new regulations.

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