Not that I don't respect your perspective, but I'm at a loss to understand it. How did SBI and OSS screw up? Isn't part of their job to enforce their own rules. If the boat was illegal last year in SBI and ran that way, yes they (SBI) did screw up in not catching it. But how did OSS screw up? They caught it. Perhaps later than they should have, but they caught it.
Ultimately, even if the team was lied to, compliance is the team's responsibility. Not saying they were or weren't lied to, but the responsiblity for their equipment being legal is theirs.
I'm at a loss. Enlighten me.