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Sandy sinks HMS Bounty - 2 passengers missing.

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by 00wabbit, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So did anyone ever see a reason for her being out then & there? We'd been tracking that storm as it headed north for a week, plenty of time for her to shelter in a port. Back when the Windjammer company was still taking tourists out, they lost their nicest ship in Honduras trying to outrun a storm that got it boxed in.

    That Coast Guard video of several of the rescues was outstanding, real heros in action. :thumb:

    I read an article about her being from Oklahoma, last name Christian, supposedly a descedent of Fletcher Christian of the infamous mutiny.

    One CG pic released showed her going down in one piece I think. If it's shallow enough & close enough, it could work. I bet someone will dive her tomorrow.
     
  2. letterboy

    letterboy Eww poors ScubaBoard Supporter

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    saw a article that talked about a USCG making contact with the Bounty ~100 miles from Hatteras. not sure what the depth would be in that area.

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    The video has Coordinates for the rescue . . .

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    coords 33 54.192N, 73 50.340W

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    If I am reading ( http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/11009.shtml ) this right I think it might be a tad out of even technical range . . .
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I heard on FB that a mast was still visible, but then you can hear anything. :confused:
     
  4. 616fun

    616fun Divemaster

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    100 miles out is past the shelf and likely in 12,000-14,000 feet.
     
  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    perfect, got an AL80 and a spare air ready to go.... :D
     
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  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Most reports say 90 miles SouthEast of Hatteras which could be close to land & shallow if correct.

    This story claims that they had sailed East from New London CT to avoid the storm and thought that they had: HMS Bounty: the inside story of its final days - CSMonitor.com
     
  7. letterboy

    letterboy Eww poors ScubaBoard Supporter

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    so 2 1/2 hours after abandon ship order was given helo was on station swimmer in the water. depending on winds and current how far could they be from sinking site?
     
  8. Allison Finch

    Allison Finch Solo Diver

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    R.I.P. Bounty. You will keep your secrets forever.

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  9. oldschoolto

    oldschoolto Regular of the Pub

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    Next spring.... Scubaboard invades the HMS Bounty.....:wink:

    Jim
     
  10. DA Aquamaster

    DA Aquamaster Directional Toast ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It's only 90 miles from land, and it's shallow if you consider being just inside the 2000 fathom line "shallow".

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    It's a little tasteless, even for SB.
     

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