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Unhappy HMS Bounty in trouble...

The HMS Bounty is a tall ship that was built in Nova Scotia in 1961 for the MGM movie "Mutiny on the Bounty", starring Marlon Brando...she appears to be in trouble from Hurricane Sandy.

From ABC News:
2:55 AM EDT: Coast Guard spokesman David Weydert tells ABC News, “The Coast Guard received notification that the sailing vessel HMS Bounty was in distress. We responded by sending out a C-130 aircraft and we’re currently monitoring the situation.”

And the ships website confirms she is in harms way:
TallShipBounty.org

I sure hope this story has a happy ending.
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Looking bad - they've decided to abandon ship. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...ane-sandy.html


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Didn't the idots in charge monitor the weather for the past week? The owners should be billed for the rescue.
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They were on passage from Canada to Florida, and they had left Canada before Sandy was even a tic on NHC's radar. They detoured WELL east of the storm track, not right off Hatteras as the article makes it appear ... but this is a BIG storm.


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Crew is all safe and rescued. I feel that the skipper erred, and the ship will be lost.

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Didn't the idots in charge monitor the weather for the past week? The owners should be billed for the rescue.
Many larger vessels (including navy ships, cruise ships) put to sea for hurricanes since they are more likely to be damaged or sunk in harbour. I suspect the HMS Bounty was somewhere in the projected landfall area of Sandy and was trying to get south to safer water...damned if you do and damned if you don't.

Latest from CBC says the crew has taken to the liferafts and USCG choppers are on the way. I sure hope they make it out OK.
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UPDATE: Coast Guard responds to vessel in distress 160 miles from hurricane's center

160 miles from the center! This is one big badass storm!

They really weren't being that crazy and conditions where they are aren't so horrible. Understand that they lost a generator last night, so they couldn't pump what water they were taking on.
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Didn't the idots in charge monitor the weather for the past week? The owners should be billed for the rescue.
I agree with that.

"She said her husband, Captain Robin Walbridge, was trying to get around Hurricane Sandy en route to Florida.

"He was just trying to avoid it, skirt it. Skirt through it, skirt around it," McCann said Monday."


Hurricane Sandy forces HMS Bounty evacuation - Nova Scotia - CBC News

Another one that was hoping weather stayed exactly has was forecast by the weather service without giving it a proper and big security margin.

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Hopefully they will all be rescued soon. Fortunately they are within helicopter range. Gotta admire those CG crews. No one is really "safe" until all are ashore, all accounted for. Waiting to hear that good news...
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From CBC News:
As of 8:20 a.m. AT, a U.S. Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter had begun hoisting the crew members from the life-rafts.

Campbell said officials were still trying to determine exactly how many crew members were on board. The Coast Guard was originally told 17 people were on the Bounty but only 16 heat signatures were detected.
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