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Old 11-12-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Mark,

Where did you get this information?
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Coast Guard Vice Adm. Robert Parker, Operational Commander for the Atlantic Area, told ABC's "Good Morning America" that at the time of the distress call the ship was taking on two feet of water an hour.

source: Body recovered after 14 crewmembers rescued from sunken HMS Bounty | Fox News



I found out also a better description of the sea conditions at the time of the rescue:


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...The scariest moment during the rescue occurred when a 30-foot wave crashed on top of one of the lifeboats with people still inside....“There were times I thought I was going to do body surfing and slide down the face of a 25-foot wave,” Todd said. “There were other times I had my head down, where I felt my feet get lifted over the top my head.”

Source:
Body recovered after 14 crewmembers rescued from sunken HMS Bounty | Fox News

Regards

Paulo
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