Sunday, October 27, 2019

Floating Hotel Fail

Nessy, on the sidebar, uncovered a fascinating story about a floating hotel that was installed in Australia and it's journey to North Korea. I suspect that this would never be done in the US because of the Jones Act. There would simply be too much liability. The Jones Act was originally intended to protect seamen but the definition of employees covered under the Jones Act has been expanded over the years so that it now includes anyone on board a floating vessel.

Go read the story here.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

I remember hearing about that while in Darwin for the Navy... Not that we 'peons' would have ever been allowed over there. And the RAN were chuckling about all the UXO under it.