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NTSB: Captain's reckless decision doomed Bounty

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A Vermont native lost at sea during Hurricane Sandy is being blamed for the sinking of his ship.

The HMS Bounty was a sailing ship built for the 1962 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty." It sank in the Atlantic Ocean in October 2012 when its engines died during Hurricane Sandy. Fourteen crewmembers were rescued but two died, including the ship's captain, Robin Walbridge, who grew up in Montpelier.

A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board says Walbridge made a reckless decision to sail into the storm. The report says Walbridge may have failed to appreciate the massive size of the super storm and seemed to believe he could outrace it.

Click here for the full report from the NTSB.

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