chinese prince

jim brindley
30th April 2007, 10:23
was ab on chinese prince about 1946 47 .went around west coast u.s.a was great as long as we had american cargo on board we got american pay .wonder if the same goes today. old sinner jim in oz (K)

Keltic Star
30th April 2007, 17:08
No longer possible Jim, under the Jones Act. cargo and passengers between U.S. ports must be carried in U.S. flagged ships, built in the U.S. Foreign shipowners have complained about this for years but it does keep cheap foreign crews out of U.S. Home Trade waters (which extend all the way round from Maine to Alaska including Hawaii and Puerto Rico).
Looking at what has happened to the Red Duster, I don't blame them one bit.

Paul Liu
30th April 2007, 20:16
Another reason it's no longer possible is that during the time you were there, that was good old days: just after the war, full of excitement and hope for the future. Unfortunately in 1949 the Chinese nightmare started and still going on to this day!

Keltic Star
1st May 2007, 04:15
Another reason it's no longer possible is that during the time you were there, that was good old days: just after the war, full of excitement and hope for the future. Unfortunately in 1949 the Chinese nightmare started and still going on to this day!

Am I missing something, what's China got to do with the Jones Act?

jim brindley
2nd May 2007, 10:53
thanks keltic star and paul liu .thing do change but as we used to say up the mast nothingto hang onto except our memorys.cheers old sinner jim

Paul Liu
2nd May 2007, 18:30
No Keltic Star, China got nothing to do with the Jones Act. The point is merely that whatever Jim experienced around 1946-47 is no longer possible since 1949 -- the start of China's dark age nightmare and continuing to this day.

notnila
4th May 2007, 23:31
Is Paul attempting to introduce politics into S/N????

Paul Liu
14th May 2007, 18:41
Is responding to Jim's question by stating a well known fact constitutes introducing politics?