By Michael J. Tougias, Douglas A. Campbell
The harrowing tale of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall send utilized in the vintage 1962 motion picture Mutiny at the Bounty—which used to be stuck within the direction of typhoon Sandy with 16 aboard
On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful selection to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge was once good acutely aware storm was once forecast to go back and forth north from the Caribbean towards the japanese seaboard. but the captain was resolute to sail. As he defined to his group of fifteen: a boat is usually more secure at sea than in port. He meant to sail “around the hurricane” and instructed the workforce that anybody who didn't want to return at the voyage might go away the ship—there will be no demanding emotions. As destiny might have it, not anyone took the captain up on his offer.
Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made a nearly direct hit on Bounty. The vessel’s failing pumps couldn't stay alongside of the incoming water. The send started to lose strength because it used to be overwhelmed and rocked by way of typhoon winds that spanned 8 hundred miles. a number of hours later, at the hours of darkness of evening, the send without notice overturned 90 miles off the North Carolina coast within the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” sending the team tumbling into an ocean packed with towering thirty-foot waves. The coast protect then introduced some of the most complicated and big rescues in its heritage, flying Jayhawk helicopter crews into the storm and reducing rescue swimmers into the raging seas repeatedly, regardless of the risk to their very own lives.
In the uproar heard throughout American media within the days following, a unmarried query endured: Why did the captain choose to sail? via 1000s of hours of interviews with the team participants, their households, and the coast safeguard, the masterful duo of Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell creates an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what really happened aboard Bounty in the course of these terrifying days at sea.
Dripping with suspense and shiny high-stakes drama, Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable story concerning the brutality of nature and the human will to outlive.
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