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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
But the Bounty encountered a more critical problem according to the ship’s official Facebook page. It lost power.
“If your only pumps are electrically based and you lose your electricity,” says Freeman, “then it becomes an issue of when you will sink, not if.”[/B]
Just a small additional information regarding the Bounty's pumps. They add actually two systems, one connected to the engines (an hydraulic one) and not dependent on the generators and other one electrical. It is not clear what was the main and the back up system but we know that the engines were not in working condition (even if we don't know why) so that system was the first to be put out of service.