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Appears to be surface based, probably all coming from the swage? Doubt it's a structural problem despite your understandable disappointment.. could even be that a rigger's helper "polished" the swage with a ferrous wheel. Sure hope that 304SS swages were not used (are they even available???)
I'd certainly be sending this picture to your rigger for their comments/action, but if anything's going to rust, the Caribbean is where it will happen sooner than later.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)