Captain Blamed for 2012 Bounty Sinking
February 12, 2014
Newsday: The sinking of the Greenport [New York]-based HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy was caused by the captain’s “reckless decision to sail” despite an inexperienced crew, a dangerous forecast and rot in the hull, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday [February 10].
A crew member died and the captain was never found after the tall ship, made for the 1962 film “Mutiny on the Bounty” and owned by Setauket businessman Robert Hansen, sank October 29, 2012, off Hatteras, North Caroline. It was near the eye of Sandy, categorized at the time as a hurricane with gusts up to 103 mph, the report said.
Read more about the NTSB ruling on the Bounty sinking.