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Old 15-03-2013, 19:19   #1
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USCG Hearing Report - Bounty Sinking

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How the ship Bounty fought Sandy, and lost - latimes.com
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Old 15-03-2013, 19:49   #2
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“A shipyard manager testified that during an overhaul of the ship in Maine last September, workers found widespread rot in the frames and planking. But only two planks were replaced, and the rotting frames were simply covered with recaulked planks.”…. Owner took the 5th for a very good reason….

I also suspect Captain’s judgment call to dash south to escape weather, was made for commercial reasons.
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Re: USCG Hearing Report - Bounty Sinking

See also ➥ Any New Developments In The Bounty Saga?

And ➥ Recap: Chief Mate Testifies – Bounty Hearings – Day 1 | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News
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Re: USCG Hearing Report - Bounty Sinking

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“A shipyard manager testified that during an overhaul of the ship in Maine last September, workers found widespread rot in the frames and planking. But only two planks were replaced, and the rotting frames were simply covered with recaulked planks.”…. Owner took the 5th for a very good reason….

I also suspect Captain’s judgment call to dash south to escape weather, was made for commercial reasons.
The testimony that caught my attention (after the decision to leave port in the first place) was the reported Captain's comment about "going over the top of the hurricane"
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