Originally Posted by casey1999
Maybe I missed it, but no where in the above article do I see a reference that the Coast Guard forced the Bounty to leave Miami, or asked them to leave, or threatened to sink the Bounty.
No, but it seems that effectively the boat sail out to escape Hurricane Andrews.
I don't know about that threat to sink the ship but it was said on this thread that CG has the power to say to ships to sail out of Port if they consider it not a safe place, so they could have done it if they consider the ship had time to escape the storm or if the CG guy in charge was an irresponsible one. You never know