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    Coast Guard HMS Bounty Rescue

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    Fantastic video of yesterday's hurricane rescue.
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    Watched that on the news, Tom. Nobody does it like the Coast Guard! Really impressive operation. Now, can anyone tell me why the Bounty was out there in harm's way in the first place?
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    I read somewhere that they were sailing from Groton, CT to Florida, the ship lost power (must have engines), and was taking on water.

    Lots of details here: https://www.facebook.com/HMSBounty?fref=ts

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    I remember in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty that there was turbulence indicating propwash behind the boat.

    I hope it gets rebuilt, but I fear if the movie is remade they will just make a digital model and use computer graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    ...must have engines...
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    They didn't sail until last Thursday the 25th. Why would you sail into a hurricane when you are safely in port?
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    I'm an ex Coast Guard 41 footer captain (Coxswain to those in the know). Spent 3 years in the Florida Keys conducting Search and Rescue and drug interdiction ops. Matter of fact here is an old pic of me (circa 1982) bringing in a drug boat we caught.

    I have read the entire story regarding the Bounty's ill-faited journey and the Captains reasoning for leaving port. Personallly I find it full of crap. The "safer at sea than at port" excuse is weak at best. What matters the most is the safety of your crew. He put them in harms way in an attempt to save what is basically a piece of equipment. I went through a few hurricanes myself and saw plenty of vessels that withstood the fury due to logical mooring of said vessel. Much can be accomplished when lines are strategically secured.


    So instead, he put the lives of the his crew and those of the rescue team at risk because of his poor decision. As always, hats off to the CG crew, who I'm certain would say "we are just doing our job"


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