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Old 11-07-2012
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The Emotions Over The Bounty Tragedy

There's little question that there is an emotional cauldron brewing over the Bounty tragedy, at least within the sailing and maritime communities. In the rest of the world, it's only a side note.

Without going into who is at fault, I was wondering if anyone can come up with why this particular tragedy is causing such an emotional and lasting response?

In the past few months there have been at least three other boating incidents that resulted in the loss of life. Two recently had the findings of the Coast Guard investigations released. But none of these incidents have created anywhere near the emotional fervor that the Bounty has created. The Bounty thread here is still boiling over.

So what is it? Is it the ship, the captain, the crew, how this could have happened? What is it about this particular tragedy that we can't let go of?
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