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Sri Lanka Aggressor Problems

Discussion in 'Aggressor Adventures' started by Calvin Tang, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Try Travel Guard insurance
     
  2. Dan

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  3. Dan

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    This is what I got:
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  4. JackConnick

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    Hi;

    What's the latest info about this boat? We have a spring 2018 charter. I don't like to hear the words "stability problems", as those usually can't be fixed...
     
  5. JulieM

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    Check out the February issue of Undercurrent at undercurrent.org. If you are not a member, join. It is worth every penny. It has saved us from making poor decisions regarding dive operators. They do not take any advertisements and the trip reports are unbiased. They have an entire article on your question.
     
  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    JuliaM, couldn't you just give us a hint, please?
     
  7. Wookie

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    Article said that the boat couldn't get a license to operate unless it was classed by one of the 12 classification societies. That's a huge deal. Would have cost me (on the Spree) over a million dollars, the loadline by itself was over $200k. It sounds like they are in negotiations to remove the requirement. Without going too deeply into it, and to reference what Jack said above, it will need a stability test, you get to tear the engines down just for giggles, and every part brought on the boat must be approved by the classification agency. Boats are built to be classed, you would never try to bring an existing vessel into class, and the annual inspection is beyond barnyard stupid as far as pricing goes.

    If Sri Lanka actually goes through with their requirement to have a classed vessel, they will never have a liveaboard there.
     
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  8. chillyinCanada

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    Wow. Thanks Wookie!
     
  9. JackConnick

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    Thanks Frank.

    Methinks that the hotel and dayboat operators are putting pressure on the government. And probably there are many palms wanting to be greased. And an old boat that has issues... Plus crew "problems"...

    Anybody for Palau?
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2017
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  10. chillyinCanada

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    Can the dive ops reach all of the sites that the lob would have made it to?
     

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