Which 800 Defects?
The total number of defects, and the number of defects reported to the Board, are irrelevant.
OK there were 2,000 defects, of which the Board were told of 800. What were the ratings of these defects? If 1200 were Sev 5 and 800 were Sev 3, then that's probably sensible.
However, if >0 were Sev 1, then somebody's arse must be on the line here for having signed off the permission to proceed.
If the 800 were Sev 1&2, then they were fucking crazy to go ahead.
Apologies if this is in the report somewhere - haven't had time for a trawl yet.