Originally Posted by PCP
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
I am not sure if the Coast Guard can order a ship out of Port if a hurricane is approaching. Here in Hawaii the Coast Guard "closes" harbors on occasion (during tsunami warnings), but that only means you cannot leave or enter the port during the "closing". The Coast Guard is here to save life and property. I cannot seeing them sending a wooden movie prop into a potential situation where they would need to risk their own lives in a rescue that they themselves would have created.