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    Re: The Bounty - 20-20 hindsight
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2012 Nov 16, 08:34 -0800
    The Bounty is nowhere as large or as stout as a US Navy ship, but when Sandy's track became clear most of the Navy's ships in Norfolk were ordered to sea. 

    For a recreational sailboat, tie it off and get off.  For a Navy ship, being tied off in port risks far more damage to the ship and to the facilities than the ship putting to sea. 

    So while I agree that the best way to preserve life is to get off, if you have a reasonable expectation that a ship can weather a storm, it might be better off at sea.  

    As others have said -- let's wait for the inquiry rather than jumping to conclusions.

    From: Brad Morris <bradley.r.morris@gmail.com>
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 6:37 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: The Bounty - 20-20 hindsight

    I couldn't agree with Mr. Goold any more.  Spot on!  Save the crew and do your best to preserve the ship.  But do not risk your life to do so!  She's in harbor.  Tie her off and get to safety.
    On Nov 16, 2012 8:54 AM, "Patrick Goold" <goold@vwc.edu> wrote:
    Double the dock lines, put out the fenders, strip the rigging to minimize windage, remove portable valuables, head for high ground. 

    On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 2:23 AM, Geoffrey Kolbe <geoffreykolbe@compuserve.com> wrote:
    It is Tuesday 25th October and you are the captain of the Bounty, presently docked in New London, Connecticut.

    Hurricane Sandy is coming in.

    What is your best course of action for the best safety of the ship, and (of course) her crew?


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