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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by jameswilson29 View Post
Yes, or if the ship was hit by an asteroid.

So far, no one in the crew has mentioned any superceding causes of the sinking.

Any reasonably foreseeable other causes (engine failure, bilge pump failure, mechanical failures, dismasting, etc.) would not matter. If you voluntarily choose to sail out into a hurricane, or the edge of a hurricane, you should reasonably expect to capsize due to ordinary materiel failures that may merely be inconveniences in good weather.
Key words here voluntarily- while probably true not a fact as of yet. Reasonably expect- by what a Sail Net reason. Does anone know for a fact, is it written down, what the tolerances for the ship were?

Would you say Colombus, Magellan, Vasco de Gamma, Cortez, William Perry, Rolf Almudsen, Shakley. Tenzing Nordgay, Sir Edmind Hillary Neil Armstrong, Jimmy Johnson, Richard Petty, Dennis Conners were reckless?

Yes it would be proably reckless for a Sailnet poster. But isnt there are larger assumed risk when you volunteer to board a ship going out into s storm knowingly?

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