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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by Capt.Mhack View Post
It's not me, I'm basing it on one of the deckhand testimony, CG asked him twice if he was saying he reported above normal water level/ electric pumps not keeping up on Thursday before they set sailed, to the engineer and the officer of his watch.

Deckhand confirmed that twice.

Captain said he will think about it. CM later testified he followed up with captain and captain told him he thinks the pumps were fine.

BTW even Claudine was texting about pumps not working - that has to tell you something as no Pan Pan even, by the CG officer in charge testimony, official Mayday, was not called.

First time CG learned about Bounty problem was from the Tracy Simonin (sp) of Bounty org, not anybody on the ship.

I wish I'm wrong, but the testimony was pretty damning.
This is true. Very damning. Had they at least notified the CG early on say off the coast of Jersey they migh have been lifted pumps like in the past or been escorted in a more protected area like the Delaware or Norfolk.

I cant understand continuoing on with the pumps not working correctly or keeping up as they knew even far enough in advance once underway and could have made a break for it.

Dave
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