Monday, October 29, 2012

Tall Ship Abandoned, Two Lost, in Hurricane Sandy

14 rescued, 2 missing from tall ship off NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) -- The Coast Guard has rescued 14 members of the crew forced to abandon the tall ship HMS Bounty caught in Hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina Outer Banks. The Coast Guard is searching for two other crew members. It corrected the total number of crew to 16 from 17...

The director of the HMS Bounty Organization, Tracie Simonin, said that the tall ship left Connecticut last week for St. Petersburg, Fla. She said the crew had been in constant contact with the National Hurricane Center and tried to go around the storm.
It's only a thousand miles in diameter, how tough can it be to go around it?   Imagine the kind of destruction a storm like that left back in the days of yore when thousands of such ships plied the ocean, and your warning of the storm amounted to dark clouds on the horizon.

Thanks to Pete.

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