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Old 01-04-2012, 06:35   #1
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UN Maritime Committee to ban any boat that can sink

Saw an article on the news tonight that the UN is going to require member states to ban any vessel that can sink. Amazing

Well not actually ban but must carry Government supported insurance that will guarantee the cost of removal of sunken vessel from the waterway. Be ready to pay hugely for that. They are talking transponders built into every vessel with barometric pressure devices that will go off when the boat sinks etc. The new world order apparently. US Coast Guard is very excited apparently
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:17   #2
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Bit late, Mate, Hahahaha
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The organization which sponsors maritime mandates like the one you refer to is undoubtedly the IMO, International Maritime Organization, which is indeed a unit of the United Nations. However, I could find no mention at imo.org of such insurance requirements as you saw on television; and I would welcome a link being posted if you have one and care to pursue this.

In the wake of the Cascade Concordia stranding, I would not be surprised to see new insurance requirements which could ease efforts to recover damages from the effects of ships whose stranding or sinking have posed a danger. In any case, this would likely apply only to vessels of >300 tons, or possibly >1000 tons. Regarding the transponder that would signal the sinking of a commercial vessel - a serious consideration would reveal that this could be a great idea and the cost would be minimal, probably little more than an EPIRB. Which btw are already mandated on commercial vessels of certain types and service.

As a taxpaying citizen, I would personally welcome the fact that such ships spread their risk through insurance, rather than push the sometimes huge costs of an incident onto a single community or state. The maritime industry is much improved due to the efforts of the IMO, not to mention SOLAS, MARPOL, and numerous other conventions and treaties put forward by the UN. I believe everyone could benefit from a short visit to www.imo.org to see how these serious topics are handled at the intergovernmental level.
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Great idea. Because then the people of Bahia de las Tortugas could be compensated for these two hulls that now rest on the bottom of their harbor. If I catch the drift of this thread...
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:17   #5
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Yea wont ya LOVE having a transponder aboard your boat so the Gov can tell where ya are at all times !! wonderfull !! Im glad my days are numberd so I don't have to live with this type of BIG BROTHER crap cus it's more then likely gonna happen someday soon !! Just saying
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Old 04-04-2012, 00:49   #6
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Yea wont ya LOVE having a transponder aboard your boat so the Gov can tell where ya are at all times !! wonderfull !! Im glad my days are numberd so I don't have to live with this type of BIG BROTHER crap cus it's more then likely gonna happen someday soon !! Just saying
We all ready have a start to that here, They call them Electricity smart meters,

Its just a meter that tells how much electricity you use,

But this records every tiny amount of power your using at all times, And it is wired up to Satellite sending your details constantly,

Its also compulsory by Govt to change your ordinary meter to the Smart metre,

One place, not sure where, Are considering a law that states.

All motor cyclists must carry their own Breathalyzer at all times, Does not apply to cars,

Micro chip in your neck, Next.
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Haven't you got yours yet??
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Joking?????
Crossed the Atlantic against the trades big winds, big seas, big cat, no problem.
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Joking?????
Crossed the Atlantic against the trades big winds, big seas, big cat, no problem.
I crossed 3 Oceans, The Pacific, the Coral, and down the Tasman,

With the wind up my Clacker, I cant sail for **** and the wind was going the wrong way for me,

It was north and I needed south, But I finally got there, Almost,

With the Trades, Some times big winds, Big seas, Well, only 10 metres high, Small Cat, No problem,
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Haven't you got yours yet??
They thought I was too old to cause any mischief, So I missed out,
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They thought I was too old to cause any mischief, So I missed out,
They're only here to help. And with that devilish remark, I have passed the dreaded 666. DOJ is working up to 6666. That should explain a few things. Or not.
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