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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
The Captain called the crew, said to them what he want to do, give them half an hour to decide and after that they sailed away. How many Tall ship Captains do you think had notice of that before he sailed away?
Paulo, it's been stated already here - without any disagreement - that "Bounty" was classed as a private yacht
No it was not inspected and registered as a private yacht.
They even subverted the tonnage rules to get (less) 250GT certification to avoid some of the rules.
They subverted the system to register as a private yacht.
Can you please
stop comparing the decisions of the late captain of the "Bounty" with the captains of "real" (ie. qualified & certified) Tall Ships??.. It simply is not fair to do so.
"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"
Last edited by Classic30; 02-24-2013 at 06:53 PM.