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(Chronicle Herald)   Mr. Christian seeks answers in hearings regarding sinking of HMS Bounty. This is not a repeat from 1789   ( divider line
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2013-02-12 01:26:22 PM  
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Bounty should never have gone to sea. Her captain exhibited gross negligence in doing so. I've sailed with Captain Jan Miles of Pride of Baltimore II and if you've read the article from Outside Magazine, you  know that even he, an extremely experienced square-rig sailor, thought it was stupid for Bounty to sail. They could've waited two to three days and gotten the benefit of the wind without the danger.

On top of sailing out, Walbridge turned directly at and sailed towards the storm, in hopes of skirting it and using its winds to get him to St. Petersburg, Fla. for a deadline. He recklessly  disregarded  the safety of his crew and his vessel, his two top priorities, and it cost him and Ms. Christian their lives. The ship was woefully undermanned and her engines and generators weren't in the best condition. She'd been operating on a shoestring budget for years.
2013-02-12 01:03:20 PM  
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If you're a lawyer, or considering a career in law, one of the words to use when describing what you do should probably not be 'ferret'.

/just saying
2013-02-12 12:45:06 PM  
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Mojongo: The original Bounty was lost due to a mutiny and the replica sank for the lack of one.

The take away is, if you have a boat do not name it Bounty.
2013-02-12 12:13:05 PM  
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The original Bounty was lost due to a mutiny and the replica sank for the lack of one.
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