Thursday, June 12, 2014
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USCG Releases Investigation Report Into Tall Ship Bounty Sinking

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday released its report of investigation of the October 2012 fatal sinking of the tall ship Bounty during Hurricane Sandy off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

June 12, 2014
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Monday, February 10, 2014
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Incidents

NTSB Releases Sinking of Tall Ship Bounty Incident Report

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.

February 10, 2014
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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2013 IMO Exceptional Bravery At Sea Award – And the winners are…

The winners of the 2013 Bravery at Sea Award were chosen and unanimously endorsed by the IMO Council from a total of 34 nominations from 10 Member States and two non-governmental organizations.

November 26, 2013
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Incidents

Bounty Sinking and Rescue in Photos and Video

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.

October 29, 2013
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Monday, July 22, 2013
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Into the Storm – The Final Days and Decisions on Bounty

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...

July 22, 2013
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HMS Bounty Rescue Swimmers Chosen for IMO’s 2013 Exceptional Bravery at Sea Award

The 2013 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea will be awarded to two U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmers credited with saving the lives of 14 crewmembers from the tall ship HMS Bounty, the International Maritime Organization has announced.

July 22, 2013
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
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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...

May 12, 2013
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Sunday, March 3, 2013
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Images from Bounty

In July of 2008, a photographer named Robert Demar took a two-day trip aboard Bounty from Port Angeles, WA to Port Albernie, B.C.; taking over 2,000 photographs of the ship...

March 3, 2013
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Friday, March 1, 2013
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Incidents

Bounty Hearing Day 1: Chief Mate Testifies

Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of Mario Vittone’s 8-part series from the U.S. Coast Guard’s formal hearing into the October 29, 2012 sinking of the tall ship Bounty off the...

March 1, 2013
Total Views: 165

Monday, February 25, 2013
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The Whole Truth – Bounty Hearings – Day 8

What happened to Bounty on the morning of October 29th, 2012? Finding out what went wrong and why, when things happened or didn’t, and who said what to whom –...

February 25, 2013
Total Views: 109

Friday, February 22, 2013
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The 17th Passenger – Bounty Hearings – Day 7

At the start of each day of the hearings, Commander Kevin Carroll does the same thing: he reads a statement.  He tells all in attendance, “The purpose of the investigation...

February 22, 2013
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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The Cost of Waiting – Bounty Hearings – Day 6

Tangled in rigging, he was dragged under the water again.  This time he wasn’t coming up. With no chance to get a breath and struggling to free himself, he started...

February 20, 2013
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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Sins of Omission – Bounty Hearings – Day 5

Sometimes bad things happen. We do something that we shouldn’t and that leads to tragedy. Do the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing anytime and you...

February 19, 2013
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Saturday, February 16, 2013
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The Illusion of Experience – Bounty Hearings – Day 4

Tall ship sailors are so easy to like. When you meet them, within minutes, you know you are meeting someone who is doing exactly what they love. They are not...

February 16, 2013
Total Views: 107

Friday, February 15, 2013
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Testimony Highlights Complexity in Case – Bounty Hearings – Day 3

When solving a mystery, an investigator looks for evidence. On the third day of testimony at the joint Coast Guard/NTSB hearings in Portsmouth, Virginia, I was reminded just how hard...

February 15, 2013
Total Views: 64

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Rotted Frames on Bounty – Bounty Hearings – Day 2

The witness, Todd Kosakowski, looked at Coast Guard’s evidence # CG-41:  a series of 29 photographs he had taken of Bounty during its most recent yard period. Mr. Kosakowski –...

February 14, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Coast Guard, NTSB to Host Formal Hearing Into HMS Bounty Sinking

The Coast Guard said Thursday that it will convene a formal hearing in February together with the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the October 29th sinking of the tall...

January 10, 2013
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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“I Won’t Hold It Against You”…the Bounty’s Former Engineer Speaks [VIDEO]

The newly reported engineer on board the Bounty, Chris Barksdale, discusses the Captain’s fateful announcement which took place before they left port in New London, Connecticut and headed off on...

November 13, 2012
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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HMS Bounty Crewmembers Speak in an Exclusive Interview with ABC [VIDEO]

In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Good Morning America today, the crew of the ill-fated tall ship Bounty speak. Here’s what they had to say. Follow the discussion on gCaptain...

November 6, 2012
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The Disconnect Between Professional Mariners and Recreational Boaters over the Bounty Tragedy

Ever since the Bounty sank off Cape Hatteras last week a fiery online debate has literally raged. It’s a tragic event that pretty much everyone who has ever spent any...

November 6, 2012
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