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Old 10-29-2012, 02:24 PM
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Default Wow.. Thw HMS Bounty went down overnight

Anyone know if they found the last two sailors?

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:30 PM
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Can someone explain WTF they were doing out there ? Its not like they didnt know the storm was bearing down ...
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
Can someone explain WTF they were doing out there ? Its not like they didnt know the storm was bearing down ...

Probably figured they could get some real shots of rough weather rather then use computer imaging
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Just seen on the news only one missing is the captain and they recently just found a female crew member. She is still alive.
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
Can someone explain WTF they were doing out there ? Its not like they didnt know the storm was bearing down ...
I am wondering the same thing. Why did they not head for a port when there was a chance? I have not been able to follow this storm on a day to day basis but at what point did the forcast change from turning east to turning west?
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Originally Posted by Doug in Bermuda View Post
I am wondering the same thing. Why did they not head for a port when there was a chance? I have not been able to follow this storm on a day to day basis but at what point did the forcast change from turning east to turning west?
Not sure where they were going - but the storm was tracking North and forecasted to jog west for a few days now..... CG was emailing the captain until just before the loss - so I have to assume they had some weather information as well....

Always amazes me how someone can get caught in a storm like this with all of todays technology ..... Unreal
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Bounty was re-launched Oct 22 after over a month in dry dock, , and Left New London Ct. on Oct 25, bound for St. Petersburg FL on Nov 7. She was built in 1962--but extensively rebuilt thru the last 10 years. The plan was to far enough East to avoid the storm. Apparently her generators failed and then the pumps were not able to keep up with water coming in. She had two 375 hp John Deere primary engines also. The crew seemed to be well prepared with survival suits and good 25 man life rafts.

There is an excellent video of the rescue by the CG on the internet. Currently only the skipper seems to be missing. The distant relative of Fletcher Christian was found, and is alive. (Later confirmed to have died.) There apparently were 3 that did not make it initially into the life rafts and were swept off the boat.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:31 PM
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According to the local news in NC - only the captain is still missing. The young lady picked up late this afternoon died tonight in the hospital. She was unresponsive when picked up. They are reporting the engines failed and she drifted further offshore before sinking.

There were 30 foot waves during the rescue according to the Coast Guard interviews.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:53 PM
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Pure freakin' stupidity!!! NO excuses for that happening. God rest the women's sole who died. A shame to cause I've seen it and it's impressive.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:58 PM
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The young lady picked up late this afternoon died tonight in the hospital
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WTF was the captain thinking? Try to run east of a storm 500-600 miles wide? Common sense was obviously absent.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:57 PM
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The sea is unforgiving. Most "accidents" I've seen have been results of stupidity, ignorance, alcohol or neglect. I can't really think of a logical excuse for them being in the storm......God rest the souls of those who have past.....As far as the ship goes, that's also a terrible loss, and I would assume, based on the location where she sank, it's permanent.
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awesome video...nothing but admiration for those CG guys and gals.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:25 AM
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From the HMS Bounty Facebook page, posted up Saturday:
"Riding the Storm Out...Day 2

I'm sure that Bounty's crew would be overwhelmed by all the prayers and best wishes that have been given.
Rest assured that the Bounty is safe and in very capable hands.
Bounty's current voyage is a calculated decision...NOT AT ALL... irresponsible or with a lack of foresight as some have suggested.
The fact of the matter is...

A SHIP IS SAFER AT SEA THAN IN PORT!"
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:32 AM
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The captain is still missing. They found the other missing crew member who later died.
A tragedy...and an unnecessary one at that. The captain made a terrible mistake and most likely paid the ultimate price, and took another life with him. What a waste.
My heart goes out to the families of those lost.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:54 AM
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FWIW the captain had been sailing that boat since 1995. He also took the USS Constitution out for her maiden voyage after close to 200 years out of commission and 7 trips after that so as far as sailors go the guy had been doing it and doing it well for a long time. Simply a tragedy as a result of multiple system failures.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:26 AM
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ships are safer out to sea then tied up to a dock .
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I get that he was experienced. My question is, why risk it in the first place? This wasn't just a storm or a squall. It had been forecast for well over a week and every forecast predicted it to be an event of significant proportions.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:26 AM
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The Captain did not try to go around the north and east side of Sandy.
He tried to beat it by running southeast across the predicted path and in front of Sandy.
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