HMS Bounty was a beautiful replica ship that went down October 28, 2012 during hurricane Sandy. I followed her loss back in October with great sadness. As with any big story that hits the news, there were a lot of headlines, but each article contained little more than a reiteration of the basic information that was known at the time: that all of the crew were rescued alive but two. Later, a crew member’s body was found floating in her survival suit, but the captain, Robin Walbridge, was never found and is presumed drowned. The question on everyone’s mind was and continues to be, why did the Bounty sail when storm warnings about Sandy had already been issued? That is now the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Transportation Safety Board, that has started hitting the headlines today.
Outside Magazine published an article online yesterday that details the events leading up to Bounty’s sinking, and tells the story of what happened from both the crew and rescuers’ point of view. The article was written by Kathryn Miles, (@Kathryn_Miles) the author of All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship.
If you are interested in this story, I think Miles’ article (click photo below) is the best place to start.