Originally Posted by PCP
I don't get your logic. If the lack of proper laws did not allow a ship to be considered as a yacht and that way escape proper mandatory inspections, that boat would be limited to be a dock attraction and that accident would never happen.
Regulations exist for not letting to the discrimination of individuals what is safe or not. Obviously the Bounty organization considered the boat seaworthy to sail near an hurricane, otherwise they would not set sail.
You see you can have all regulations you wan't but you can't get rid of stupidity just look at the Costa Concordia.. it was not a private yacht he still managed to sink it..
I think that's the point we are trying to make.
There is a licensing and training of a Captain specifically to avoid such a tradgedy from occuring.
As to TS community, I'm not happy how they behave, but again Captain probably talked Bounty up and was constantly saying it is in a "great shape", TS is not going to go there and unscrew the planks to inspect..