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17 abandon stricken ship off N.C. coast
NBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:charliecoconut, 10/29/2012 8:09:50 AM

Seventeen people aboard a replica of the HMS Bounty abandoned ship early Monday while stranded at sea off the North Carolina coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a press release. "The 17 person crew donned cold water survival suits and life jackets before launching in two 25-man lifeboats with canopies," the Coast Guard said in a statement. (Snip) The owner of the 180-foot, three mast ship -- which was built for the 1962 Marlon Brando movie, "Mutiny on the Bounty" -- lost communication with the crew and alerted the Coast Guard to the situation.

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You have to ask yourself, what were they doing out there in the first place; is this Obama's new Navy?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pinger, 10/29/2012 8:13:29 AM     (No. 8970962)

This had to be a boat-full of Democrats. No sane people would completely ignore days of warnings....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 10/29/2012 8:24:37 AM     (No. 8970986)

Could these folks be competing for a place in the Darwin awards?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 10/29/2012 8:25:06 AM     (No. 8970988)

Capt. Bligh and the rest of the castoffs had no such equipment and scarce food/water yet they survived a 1,300 mile open boat voyage.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/29/2012 8:41:37 AM     (No. 8971027)

Instructive how these Americans were so quickly rescued while US Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans were not.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/29/2012 8:59:51 AM     (No. 8971068)

Stupid sailors who take unnecessary chances do not live ling lives.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: treecat, 10/29/2012 9:16:26 AM     (No. 8971115)

hmmm,

Owner not on board. Ship Over Insured, crew received Bonus Stimulus Payments to deliver on, (X oct 2012), film crews waiting ....

S/off

Hey - a led NBC might use later.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bob913, 10/29/2012 9:20:45 AM     (No. 8971130)

Somehow these people will navigate to Australia....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bob913, 10/29/2012 9:23:50 AM     (No. 8971143)

Why did they set out to sea despite the warnings?
I am betting there is a large insurance policy....the ship was getting too expensive to operate.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/29/2012 10:12:19 AM     (No. 8971265)

A bunch of port townsend shed boys in navy surplus peacoats experiencing a little 'life before the mast". I would bet a lot of them are like the bunch that show up for the whale wars boats to volunteer with cap'n watson. Just a guess. Certainly more effort will be expended to save them than obama allowed for our people in Benghazi.

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