...The Damaged Ferry Door Has To Be Manufactured In Germany?
Post-Carmichael and DaveWeigh-In Update: Turns out its insurance and classification and stuff that is forcing the German build...Like being forced to pay through the nose to keep the warranty on your car valid, I reckon...Details at Chris Montgomery's place
Chris Montgomery and reader Alastair Haythornwaite really want to know.
Because it would appear that we actually do have the technology and the skilled people in place who could do it here.
The following is from an exchange between blogger and reader over at Chris' place:
“Thanks, Alastair. I was told pretty much the same, that the frustration is that repairs that could normally be done here are being sent off to Germany for contractual, patent-type reasons, which would have been things the company signed on to (at the time the order was being arranged)..."
Is there really a David Hahn-induced contractual agreement in place that says we have to give even more of our money to the people that built our ferries so that our own people couldn't?
Build them in the first place, I mean.
Make sure you head on over to Ms. Montgomery's place to get the entire conversation - and to read her shout out to proMedia reporters regarding the REAL questions they could (should?) be asking the BC Ferries Spokesthingies.