Originally Posted by casey1999
I think the reason the Bounty brings so much response is the fact the Capt apparently knew a very large storm system was headed his way. A storm system that most seamen/women knew would be difficult if not impossible (and at the least extremely dangerous) to out manuver.
If he led a group up Mt. Everest when a deadly blizzard was coming and rescuers had to save the climbers, public reaction would have been the same.