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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
I guess the Captains of those boats, I mean fragile timber relics, also called tall ships, know a lot more than you about that.
At least 4 captains of tall ships come forward saying that they did not understand the Bounty Captain decision to sail away from port to face an Hurricane. One of them had the ship on the same port where Bounty was and the ship did not suffer any damage with the bad weather.
Paulo, I was specifically responding to a post regarding "ships leaving port" and why they might be required to do so.
I did write "Unless it's an extremely well-protected harbour.." (and you say the port HMS Bounty left from was such a harbour), and "..how you handle the ship and where you go after you leave port is another matter entirely."
I'm sorry you did not see that. If it is a safe port of course he should stay.
For example: We have a few cyclone-safe ports and many cyclone-unsafe ports along our coastline. AFAIK
, the unsafe ports all require ships to leave if a cyclone is forecast to be travelling in the direction of that port. I was in that situation in a modern ship (well, a steel passenger liner) in 1996 that had to leave port in the face of a Typhoon. One container ship that stayed in harbour sank at it's moorings; all that left survived.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 11-07-2012 at 12:49 AM.