skeffles
skeffles
4/7/20
6:59 PM
1

Absolutely, and the amount of help the US should give these guys is somewhere between zero and the $3.50 it costs to get the Loch Ness Monster to fuck off.

4/7/20
5:54 PM
4

Screenplay pitch: nuclear powered cruise-ship retirement homes that never come ashore and you have to be tested COVID-free to board are a thing. But then STDs run rampant aboard and start mutating, and all the olds and crew are desperate to get off the ship to escape this new plague. Read more

4/7/20
4:36 PM
5

This. It’s a hugely polluting business which avoids paying taxes and violates any worker protections. We’re all better off with cruises being a thing of the past.

4/7/20
4:23 PM
3

I’m sure the governments of Liberia and Panama will step in to help them out (since that’s where most of their ships are registered)

4/7/20
4:15 PM
2

At least random islands have water access, some ships are registered to land locked countries like Bolivia and Mongolia.

4/7/20
4:04 PM
7

Agreed. This is an industry that would have eventually died as part of our response to climate change. The Coronavirus has only moved that demise forward a few decades. Let it die.
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4/7/20
3:55 PM
9

And don’t forget that the boats themselves are docked in tax havens specifically to avoid US tax laws. Go ask Liberia for some cash you tax dodging fucks.

4/7/20
3:54 PM
31

Good point. Its not our industry to bail out. Let the Panama, Bahamas, and Bermida bail them out!

4/7/20
3:49 PM
43

It’s as though the flag of convenience suddenly has become an inconvenience.

4/7/20
3:48 PM
4

Even worse, they only do it to spend shitloads of money and say they’ve done it. Hence my response to anyone that boasts about climbing Mt. Everest:

4/7/20
3:41 PM
34

I definitely think it’s one tourist industry we can let die. That and hiking Mt. Everest. You wanna talk about polluting and defacing one of the wonders of the world?... Everest trekkers are some of the worst.

4/7/20
3:11 PM
7

Remember seeing a cable news or old school History Channel show about cruise ships.  At something like 110% booking, they just break even on operating costs.  100% booking is 2 people per cabin.  The profit all comes from alcohol sales, the casino, stores, and excursions. 

4/7/20
3:02 PM
85

A million times this. They registered in random island nations to avoid paying taxes and so they could pay their workers next to nothing. Fuck em. Hope they all go belly up. 

4/7/20
2:57 PM
44

While some resort destinations would see a huge economic loss, nearly everyone else would be better off if cruise ships all died.

4/7/20
2:55 PM
156

Let them register their ships stateside and pay taxes and then we’ll look into giving them assistance in a year or two.

4/7/20
12:14 PM
29

A beat down with wooden batons and then a couple day stay in a NYC Hospital would be appropriate and warranted