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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
I didn't expect morning TV interviews of the crew to be very enlighting about why the sinking happened and how to prevent it, and indeed they weren't. The video was, though.
I will wait for the Coast Guard Marine Board to see what they have to say when asked about the decision-making (to the extent they know without Capt Walbridge) and where the water ingress was from, among other things. The chief mate may/should know almost everything the captain did.
I've been a member of such Boards, and represented mariners in them. They usually get to the bottom of things.
That said, I understand the feelings several of them expressed about coming through it--I've heard it from other survivors who didn't expect to survive, they see the rest of their lives as a gift. It can change you.