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  1. #16
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    Let's not forget the Pride of Baltimore, a tall ship lost in a storm in 1986.

  2. #17
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    Most recent update:

    From the HMS Bounty"
    "Thank you to everyone for your support and prayers at this devastating time. We want to thank the USCG for their bravery and risking their lives to save ours. At this time, 14 crew members have been safely returned to land. There were 16 brave crew members aboard the Bounty. With sadness in our hearts we are reporting that we have lost one crew member and still missing another. The USCG is continuing their effort to search for our last crew member. Please continue to send your love and support to us, it is much needed."



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    Prayers going up for the last crew member. Very sad. Thanks to the brave men and women of the Coast Guard.

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    I could simply say it was stupidity at it's utmost. However, I don't know all the facts as yet. When I was a young man I ventured out into a hurricane off of Myrtle beach in a 23 foot boat. It was stupid. Fortunately I made it back in. I again went out in a vicious storm 60 miles off Hattreas in a 23 foot boat. 20 foot waves and a broken leg later, again I made it back in. Stupid! Another storm in the Chesapeake and Potomac river with 90 mile an hour winds also packing a tornado caught me unaware and nearly capsized my 36 footer. Ignorant. I've since learned to be a bit more cautious.
    Aquanut

  5. #20
    Want to treasure dive in gin clear waters at Jupiter!

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    Second guessing or "Monday morning quarter-backing" a tragic result of the sea taking its toll does not make it any less tragic.
    I personally survived a sinking in the Bahamas - luckily for me just off Gunn Cay. What I can assure you was going through
    this ship's master's thoughts, as he was attempting to tread water was more sadness and concern for his crew.

    The only thing that drove me to survive and make the swim to Holm's Rocks was that someone had to survive to signal to potential rescuers
    so the rest of my crew and passengers could be plucked from the raging waters as they were drifting off to Burmuda....

    I believe it was Robin, the Bounty's Master who was lost...
    Last edited by capt dom; Oct 30, 2012 at 08:08 AM.
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    Since 1987 our Jupiter Wreck has continued to yield coins but the question, "Where's the rest of the Ship?" has remained unanswered...  There are 2 layers of shipwreck scatter and we are equipping the "Enterprise" to excavate the primary treasure layer.  Join with us this year!

  6. #21
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    Yes, Captain Robin is still lost at sea. Rescue efforts are still ongoing. Below is a picture of the Bounty taken from the rescue helicopter.


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    For larger ships many times the best course of action in an impending storm is to get her underway as to save her from a certain death at the dock. That being said however, with the ample time everyone had to get prepared this does seem rather confusing as to why a not so seaworthy replica vessel would brave a large named storm so late in the game? Hopefully all the details to come will shed a little more light on just what their plan was! Either way a very sad and tragic story !!

  8. #23
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    I toured the Bounty and the Pride of Baltimore II when both were docked in Milwaukee, WI one day. Both the Bounty and the Pride (I) were able seacraft. Heading into the hurricane is not fun... but a reasonable choice in such circumstances. Without getting into the reasons, if the captain felt heading "in" was the best.... it must have been. TTC
    A stranger is only a friend I haven't met yet.

  9. #24
    Want to treasure dive in gin clear waters at Jupiter!

    Nov 2006
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    Some folks may consider me an opportunist but with this loss comes a unique opportunity!
    Take a look at the photos attached.Click image for larger version. 

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    What an opportunity to video document what the actual ravage of a major storm event
    has on an ancient sailing vessel! Actual salvage of her most probably is not a viable option
    but the scientific documentation of the aftermath of is sad event can answer many questions
    and suppositions of what follows a major sailing vessels initial sinking.

    If anyone may be interested in this type of a project contact
    me.

    We have the right vessel for the job. She is called the "New World Explorer".

    Here is a photo.Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by capt dom; Oct 31, 2012 at 09:40 AM.
    Since 1987 our Jupiter Wreck has continued to yield coins but the question, "Where's the rest of the Ship?" has remained unanswered...  There are 2 layers of shipwreck scatter and we are equipping the "Enterprise" to excavate the primary treasure layer.  Join with us this year!

  10. #25
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    If she didn't sink in too deep of waters, a diver with an HD camera and good lighting could really shed a lot of light on a deep-water sinking affect on these ships.

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    Sir piss alot

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    I agree with Salvor6 There is questions that needed to be asked?

    The vessel was up for sale the past few years. No takers the owner wanted to retire. There was no need to risk the lifes of the crew for the storm of the century.

    Crow

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    I heard she had mech failure on her diesel engines and was at the mercy of the storm. If no engines did she loose her ability to bilge?How large were the swells?

  13. #28
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    Unfortunately, she sank in about 13,000 feet of water. It will take some serious unmanned equipment to study the wreck. Luckily, the USCG goofed up and gave the exact coordinates of the sinking to anyone with the smarts to dig it out. I know I did. :-)

  14. #29
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    Gotta love embedded GPS, eh? Check your email, bud :-)

  15. #30
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    Sorry Darren, I was so busy yesterday I didn't get back to you. I'll see you tomorrow at 10. Looking forward to showing you around. :-)

 

 
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