QISMA will be 4 in July so the inspection is mandatory. Alistair had 30 years of worrying about Maritime and Coastguard Inspections during his time in the RFA. The further up the chain he went, the more responsibility for success or the alternative! He is therefore pre-programmed to worry.
I can almost here the thoughts .... But the boat is only 4 years old, what can possibly be wrong? Hmm. I returned after an hour to be told it's going to fail and will take at least another hour. Off we went.
Seems the purpose built cupboard for our batteries didn't pass muster. He wasn't happy that no rubber mats covered the batteries - though that seems dangerous to me but what do I know? He,said that because gas pipe ran behind,this wooden facia, he could make us rip it out!,And there was too much soot in the chimney!