Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
I heard this from Commander Mitchell yesterday.
Coast Guard testifies during Bounty hearing - News-Times: News
“Because of the size of the storm, because of how large Sandy was, everybody got out of the way,”
It isn’t uncommon for the Navy to send some of its ships that are in port out to sea before a storm strikes. It does so in order to reduce the risk of major damage to ships and piers during high winds and seas. But unlike the HMS Bounty, the Navy sent its high-tech warships built of steel out of Sandy’s path. The wooden Bounty, which had parts of its frame rotting, sailed directly into it.
Sins of Omission – Bounty Hearings – Day 5
Sins of Omission – Bounty Hearings – Day 5 | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News
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I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.