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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by kjango View Post
I read they were told 17 were aboard when detected 16 heat signatures when on scene
This agrees with my recollection - my prior statement the they never said they "spotted 16" is misleading. The reports I saw do say that they found 16 heat signatures on the boat during the initial flyover in the evening, before they abandoned ship. The next morning they came back with the chopper to do the rescue, and when they finished emptying the life rafts there were only 14 rescued. I believe that the crew has stated the three fell overboard when the ship capsized as they were boarding the life rafts, and of those three only one was able to swim to the life raft.

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