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Hearings convene

The Coast Guard convenes a formal hearing into the sinking of the Bounty Feb. 12-21 at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center in Portsmouth, Va.The investigation will examine the facts and circumstances of the sinking and will offer conclusions and recommendations to improve the safety and operation of other tall ships.

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The National Transportation Safety Board is also participating in the investigation and will recommend matters to consider, identify and examine witnesses, and submit or request evidence. The hearing is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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March 2013 issue