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Old 29-10-2012, 16:24   #121
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scuttlebutt here in boothbay is that the captain and possibly first mate went down with the ship. if so, good show. captains traditionally go down with their ships, unlike some of the scumbags recently that abandoned their ships and passengers. he may have heeded the company commanders but at least paid allegiance to the timeless demands of the sea.
Seriously? That is just stupid. No one. I repeat, NO ONE, should go down with a ship.

Pull your head in.
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From the Coast Guard rescue video (link previously posted by others), it looks like the location of the rescue was at:

33° 54.190'N
73° 50.340'W

The above coordinates were taken from the on-screen heads-up display data near the beginning of the video.

When I plugged those into Google Earth, that seems to indicate a water depth of about 14,200'. Can anyone with a chart of that area confirm that approximate depth?

Of course, the ship might be some miles away from the rescue location, but that depth sure looks like a re-float of the ship is rather unlikely.

Yes, the depth at that position is 2404 fathoms, or 14,434 feet. A bit of a challenge to divers :-)

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REED 1V--THE CAPTAIN IS MISSING. his crew made it into life boats and he was swept away. so was the fletcher christian descendent. she was found. he has not been found as yet.
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First report that she was unconscious but didn't make it. Sad for her family.
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sandy was a cat 1 hurricane when bounty went down in her. that is way more than merely 40 mph winds. whoever said was only 40 mph winds was either wrong or deluded.

BOUNTY WAS IN A HURRICANE. some folks do not seem to understand this fact.
Thanks for the update on Ms Christian!!!! FABULOUS NEWS!

GodSpeed to the Captain. Getting dark really soon..
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Thanks for the update on Ms Christian!!!! FABULOUS NEWS!

GodSpeed to the Captain. Getting dark really soon..
The report I got was she died.
One of Bounty crew confirmed dead | The Chronicle Herald
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yes--bad news--they found her, did cpr, tried to save her, but the lady died... RIP. the captain is only one missing, now--i hope he is found and alive.
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Thanks, just saw the news.. damn!
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From my training in the North Sea, survival after 1 hour in our Gumby suit was a long shot. She was in warmer waters but for 10 hours.
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From my training in the North Sea, survival after 1 hour in our Gumby suit was a long shot. She was in warmer waters but for 10 hours.
I try to walk my mind through crisis events at sea and that helps me prepare for freak accidents and the what if's... It's a pretty good excercise and I find comfort when I am off shore because of it. Keep in mind, I'm normally on an unfamiliar boat for the first time moving her somewhere..

But swimming in a big sea way is a thought that scares me to nightmares.
This is a very bad image.. ugggh!
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The thought occurs. Why? They had plenty of warning on this storm. Were they dead in the water before the storm? The video also adds a very good account of what SAR people go through to rescue folks. This is crazy if they were just trying to get to Ft. Lauderdale so they could make an engagement of somekind. If so, the corporation should be billed for the expense.
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Seriously? That is just stupid. No one. I repeat, NO ONE, should go down with a ship.

Pull your head in.

My post basically said the same thing. I think you mean "pull your head out"
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sailing to schedules is not compatible with life.
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From my training in the North Sea, survival after 1 hour in our Gumby suit was a long shot. She was in warmer waters but for 10 hours.
its not so much the cold water, but the inability to breath. there is about a one foot layer of supersaturated air(think foam) that is impossible to breath without drowning in the stuff. the suits really need to have some type of compressed air helmets so one can breath for several hours. a recycling unit would be superb. think the survival time is about 6 hours in a gumby in about 50 degree(f) seas.
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sailing to schedules is not compatible with life.

too tru dat~
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