Apparently, the last words heard before they struck out was "Hey Joe, you said the weathers gonna be clear over the next couple of days right?"
Whoever thought taking an 1800's ship out to sea right into the path of an on-coming hurricane should be force to walk the plank...
OK, first, it's not an 1800's ship - it's the HMS Bounty from the 1962 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty." So, it's a relatively modern, replica, ship.
Second, most ships go to sea, vs staying in port, during a hurricane. Slamming ships into those big, non-moving things called continents tend to do more damage than the big sloshy thing.
Could they have picked a better route? Probably. Or maybe just kept it in port, anchored somewhere? I'm sure there will be all sorts of questions afterwards.
(this is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but I have a feeling it's coming off as sarcastic/rude. Sorry)