Captain Robin Walbridge and the crew of the Bounty made a port call in Belfast, Maine this past August and gave a very telling interview with one of the local media outlets.
Skip to 10:35 for the beginning of their conversation about heavy weather sailing.
Before you fully draw all your conclusions however, I recommend starting from the beginning and watching the whole interview.
There is no doubt that many of you will want to vilify Captain Walbridge for the loss of the Bounty and the death of crewmember Claudene Christian, but Captain Walbridge has been lost as well. He was no doubt a good man, and loved by his crew, but the ocean is an unforgiving place, and mistakes were most definitely made.
For the gCaptain community, I’d like to stress that it’s not about placing blame. We’ve all made mistakes. This is about gaining wisdom from a tragedy that I hope all sailors, and future sailors can learn from.
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