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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...


I am not of the opinion that the Captain should not take full blame for HIS actions of sailing into the hurricane so I cant come up with an alternative scenarios. I will restate my belief for the 50th time HE IS REPSONSIBLE FOR HIS ACTIONS FULLY .

Somehow when I, and others, have asked that we dont not rush to judjement on all of the factors which led to the sinking a few have construed that meant that we didnt hold the Captain responsible. I can only speak for myself and I do hold him responsible. Not sure why that gets lumped into defending him.

I do think there are other individuals and other factors which also contributed to this sinking and if ignored will prevent this incident from becoming a TRUE learning experience and the full impartial investigation of the sinking will lead to other contributory factors. This in turn may lead to other regulations or procedures to improve the odds of this not reoccuring. I beleive that is the purpose.

Continued focusing on the captain and bashing him ( a point to which there is no dissagreement) has become just a restatement of the same information and IMHO is beating a dead horse.

What is the lesson we learn from this tradgedy from those of you beleive that this Captain is the ONLY reason for the sinking.

Can any of you propose here concrete specific remedies and corrections here which will prevent a Captain from sailing his ship into a hurricane again?

If we dont LEARN from this experience it will for sure be repeated again. It is one thing to continually criticise things....anyone can do that. I have huge respect for anyone identify an issue and then who can propose actual remedies which will prevent this from reoccuring, which is the purpose of LEARNING.

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