Why were they sailing in this type of weather?
From the article, a message from the crew....
“...Bounty’s current voyage is a calculated decision ... NOT AT ALL ... irresponsible or with a lack of foresight as some have suggested. The fact of the matter is ... A SHIP IS SAFER AT SEA THAN IN PORT!”
I’ve always heard that as well. But I have to admit it seems like it would apply more to the ship than to the crew.