Coast Guard releases report of investigation of the sinking of the tall ship Bounty

Coast Guard releases report of investigation of the sinking of the tall ship Bounty
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Coast Guard released its report of investigation of the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship Bounty, during which one crewmember died and another remains missing and is presumed dead, off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The findings in the report conclude that a combination of faulty management and crew risk assessment procedures contributed to the sinking. Specifically,...

Elizabeth City Coast Guard members receive awards for tall ship Bounty rescue

Elizabeth City Coast Guard members receive awards for tall ship Bounty rescue
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard honored 25 crewmembers Wednesday at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., for their efforts during the tall ship Bounty rescue. Rear Adm. Steven Ratti presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Petty Officer 2nd Class Randy Haba and Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Todd, both rescue swimmers at the air station who rescued 14 of the 16 Bounty crewmembers. The...

Coast Guard to convene formal hearing for Tall Ship Bounty sinking

Coast Guard to convene formal hearing for Tall Ship Bounty sinking
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard will convene a formal hearing Feb. 12 to Feb. 21 at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center to investigate the sinking, with multiple loss of life, of the Tall Ship Bounty, which occurred Oct. 29. The investigation will examine the facts and circumstances relating to the sinking of the vessel and will develop conclusions and recommendations...

Coast Guard to conduct investigation into HMS Bounty sinking

Coast Guard to conduct investigation into HMS Bounty sinking
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Rear Adm. Steven Ratti, the Coast Guard 5th District commander, ordered a district formal investigation Thursday to determine the cause of the sinking of the Tall Ship Bounty, a three-masted sailing ship, 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., Monday, which resulted in the death of one crewmember, and one crewmember who remains missing. A district formal investigation consists...