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Bounty's sinking result of 'reckless' decision in Hurricane Sandy
Bounty's sinking result of 'reckless' decision in Hurricane Sandy

The captain went down with his ship. The body of Capt. Robin Walbridge, a stubborn and profane seaman who often said he feared no storm, was never found after the tall ship Bounty sank in the Atlantic Ocean after being pummeled by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. The ship's sinking can now be laid at the feet of its dead captain. It was largely Walbridge’s fault that the ship was destroyed by the storm 110 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C., according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation. The NTSB conclusions, released Monday, cited Walbridge, 63, a man with a lifetime of sailing experience, for his "reckless decision to sail the vessel into the well-forecasted path of...

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