Indeed a tragedy, but one that could have been avoided. Their decision to set sail from Connecticut for St. Petersburg, Florida, last week is dumbfounding. The story is they were keeping abreast of the hurricane and were trying to steer around it. Not a good plan for something so unpredictable.
In other hurricane death news, one of two men who went kayaking in Long Island sound - without even wearing life jackets - was rescued while the other is missing and likely dead.
Just saw the Bounty at the Tall Ship Festival in Halifax on my Carnival Glory cruise in June. She was a very attractive ship.
Also a loss for Galveston as she was moving her home berth there.
I hope the two are found, but probably unlikely now. Shame.
Ray McDonald / Snoozeman
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The stupidity of some, means tragedy for so many....insanity.
Plus the rescue crews get put in harms way as a result of that stupidity. I'm sure those Coast Guard helicopter crews had better and safer things to do today than battle high winds and seas plucking Bounty crew members from the sea. That is the part that angers me most of all.