NTSB Releases Sinking of Tall Ship Bounty Incident Report

HMS Bounty Sinking USCG Photo

*+-A captain’s “reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy” was the probable cause of the sinking of a ship off the North Carolina coast in October 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said in an incident report released today.

Bounty Sinking and Rescue in Photos and Video

HMS Bounty Sinking USCG Photo

*+-On October 29, 2012, the 3-masted wooden tall ship Bounty, a 1960’s-built replica of the 18th century Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty, foundered and sank in Atlantic Ocean off Hatteras, North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy.

Into the Storm – The Final Days and Decisions on Bounty

Bounty - July 8th, 2008 - Port Angeles, Washington

*+-Drivers always slow down and rubberneck at car accidents, don’t they?  Like me, you may have caught yourself complaining about the practice and wondering “Why are people so morbid that they have to slow down and look?”  That’s what we all say, at least until we get close enough to see, and though we might […]

Hansen and HMS Bounty Organization Sued for $90 Million


*+-The official USCG and NTSB reports on the sinking of Bounty aren’t out yet. Even so, the lawyers for Claudene Christian’s mother (also named Claudene) felt they had more than enough to bring suit against owner Robert Hansen and the HMS Bounty Organization.  On April 6th, attorney Ralph Mellusi filed a lawsuit on behalf of […]