Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
I understand from earlier reading that Bounty did not have a Certificate of Inspection from the Coast Guard.
Wasn't aware whether or not the was "in class" with ABS, LR, DNV or whomever? I take it, not?
Anyone know if the other tall ships are 'classed'? To me, having ABS involved, especially with a unique (wood) vessel with lots of cladding covering the ribs and frames, would give me a much better feeling than a vessel inspected by, uh, no one?