June, 2014 – Errors and Inexperience Sank Bounty, Killed Two

A combination of faulty management and crew risk assessment procedures, as well as crew inexperience, contributed to the sinking of the tall ship Bounty inOctober 2012, says the U.S. Coast Guard. Specifically, choosing to navigate a vessel in insufficient material condition in close proximity to an approaching hurricane was highlighted in the investigation report just released.