Sunday nite, the tall ship Bounty sank in hurricane-whipped seas about 90 miles off Cape Hatteras. Fourteen of the sixteen people aboard have been rescued. Apparently 13 of the crew had made it to life rafts when the remaining 3 were washed off the deck. One of those three made it to a life raft. Reportedly all of the crew had donned survival suits with strobes, so there is still hope for the missing two crew members. The search continues, but in the very difficult conditions created by hurricane Sandy.
Our prayers go out to the crew of Bounty and their families - especially to the families of the two missing crew. But a nagging question remains... with today's weather predictions and weather information, why did the Captain of the Bounty put her off of the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" in a hurricane?
Bounty appeared in several motion pictures, including the original "Mutiny on the Bounty" starring Marlon Brando.