There was no engineer on Bounty, there was a volunteer lawn mower mechanic who had absolutely no clue about marine machinery operation. It is the responsibility of the master and the management to ensure that qualified crew are onboard the vessel. If that backpacker volunteer friend of the mate knew anything about marine engineering or seafaring he would not have left New London on that boat. That pretend engineer had no authority and he had no qualification or position onboard to even comment on the wisdom of taking that piece of crap boat to sea in any kind of weather, much less into the face of the largest storm to hit the east coast in decades. That boat was manned and managed by dangerously incompetent pretenders. The facts of the matter prove that beyond any argument to the contrary.