I’ve been thinking more about this. Given the number of conditions imposed on the ship sailing, the TC inspectors must have had grave concerns ( I’m being facetious) on the ship actually getting where it was going. I’m sure that some of the other ships we talked about here must fall in the same situation.
They stopped it from sailing as a yacht because then they would have just left with no work. I read an article from the west coast of a tug being registered as a yacht, sailing and being detained by USCG for extensive repairs. The TC inspector was castigated by name, called derelict in his duty in the article, yet once it was re-registered, I’m 99.5% sure there was little that he could do other then put stringent conditions on it.
So then Class steps in, Class requirements are met...and off they go.
If they don’t go then the ship is abandoned, and TC/DFO/CCG now have a hull to deal with in the future. It’s a conundrum for someone.