Thursday, February 13, 2014

NTSB Report - Sinking of the Tall Ship Bounty


The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) has just released their Marine Accident Brief on the sinking of the Bounty. It's a sobering and very black and white read of the events and causes leading up to the sinking. Here is the link to the report.

I'm not the judge or the jury, that was Mother Nature's role. Had I been the captain I would have found safe harbor early, and put the crew on shore to keep them from harm. Taking any vessel to sea with a largely inexperienced crew in the neighborhood of a major hurricane like Sandy was folly to the greatest degree.

1 comment:

  1. I concur. I have no idea what the allegedly seasoned skipper was thinking. This has baffled me to the point where I wonder if he had some sort of undiagnosed dementia, as this was so avoidable: just moor up the river.

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