Re: HMS Bounty and Hurricane Sandy
My take: A ship is safer at sea than when approaching shallower inshore water during a storm. Its half-of-one-six-of-the-other between being safer in port or being safer out in the maelstrom.For the ship.
For the crew, its safer in port, so I disagree with his decision.
This new ship here is fitted according to the reported increase of knowledge among mankind. Namely, she is cumbered end to end with bells and trumpets and clocks and wires. It has been told to me she can call voices out of the air or the waters to con the ship while her crew sleep. But sleep though lightly. It has not yet been told to me that the sea has ceased to be the sea.--Rudyard Kipling