Insurance company sues owners of the tall ship Bounty

The Suffolk Ties. By Paul Squires:

A Maine insurance company has filed a federal lawsuit against the owners of the sailing ship Bounty, claiming they misrepresented the “unseaworthy” condition of the vessel and recklessly chose to sail it into the path of Hurricane Sandy, where it ultimately sank off the coast of North Carolina, killing two people. 

The insurance company is seeking $5.1 million from HMS Bounty Organization LLC and Robert Hansen, the amount the insurance company claims to have paid out to cover the loss of the ship, as well as legal expenses related to lawsuits filed by one victim’s family.

The Bounty had made numerous appearances at Greenport’s Tall Ships Festival and listed the village as its home port.

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