Hurricane Sandy sinks tall ship HMS Bounty

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    Hurricane Sandy sinks tall ship HMS Bounty - Nova Scotia - CBC News

    More than a dozen members of a Nova Scotia-built replica vessel have abandoned ship off the coast of North Carolina after getting caught in the high seas brought on by Hurricane Sandy.

    Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard told CBC News the crew of HMS Bounty decided to abandon ship after getting caught in 5.5-metre seas off Cape Hatteras on Monday.

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    http://www.tallshipbounty.org/the-ship/index.php
     
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    It's not like they didn't know this storm was coming. What were they thinking when they sailed into it?
     
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    What a waste.
     
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    When did they launch??? They should have sailed into port days ago.
     
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    Not all crew accounted for yet. Let's hope they are all recovered safely. Those of the rescue crew are true heroes.

    Often ships will be taken out to sea to ride out the storm. Last time out for her.

    A little side note. All armed forces do their airborne training in either Benning or Bragg. I met several people going SF, SEALs, and other units. The most intense individual I met was someone in the Air Force pararescue. He was going to every single training everyone else was, Army's SF school, SEAL school, etc, and was probably expected to carry someone on his back the entire time, well maybe not quite that much but it was an insane amount of training.
     
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    many larger ships try to leave port before a large storm arrives. Otherwise they get beaten to splinters at the pier. I'm not sure what their circumstances were though.
     
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    some men are gung-ho individuals, I preferred to be back at the fort fixing things, one mistake I made was letting them know I could type and was an admin specialist at the 95th division MTC while in the AR, I never worked in the motor pool again.
     
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    Not that kind of ship, I wouldn't think. I can't find when they launched or why....
     
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    A story I definitely should not repeat. When I joined up I was assigned to an artillery unit so I went to Fort Sill for basic training. I took a few tests when I first got there and they decided I might be intel material. I tried to tell them that it probably would not work out. It took a while but they decided I was right so they put me in supply, quartermaster. I went through the rest of basic training hoping no one would find out I was a pencil pusher. :) Which actually worked out for the best because I sure would not have wanted to be artillery or intel during the Iraq war, Desert Storm.
     
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    No kidding, but I was glad not to be in the field all the time with my last unit 68th ADA at Ft. Hood. I missed being a TOW missle repairman at Redstone Arsenal, but, in the Army you don't get to choose your locations to serve.
    Thank you for your service almost gunbunny. I was in basic at Ft. Jackson, we got no leave during our training, I heard Ft. Still did. I was in 1982-1988. They called me for Desert Storm but I didn't go, I was a single parent at the time.
     

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