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The Bounty was used in the making of 1962's "Mutiny on the Bounty," starring Marlon Brando, as well as "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," according to the ship's Facebook page.
(CNN) -- Three people engulfed by the Hurricane Sandy-roiled Atlantic strove to reach a life raft after falling overboard Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. But only one of them made it.
The survival drama involving the crippled tall ship and its stranded crew has been playing out over the course of Monday, 90 miles off North Carolina's Outer Banks, where Hurricane Sandy has been churning 40-mph winds and 18-foot waves.
Originally posted by seaside sky
Such a beautiful ship.... very tragic. Say a prayer for the lost crew members.
But I do wonder.... why did this ship not put into port earlier ?
Originally posted by RalagaNarHallas
reply to post by seaside sky
for that type of vessel it is safer to be at sea then in port(wooden ship in a hurricane),she was a beautiful ship and i hope where ever ships go to die may her sails always be full with the wind at her back and blue skies on the horizon rest in peace old girl now its time for you to rest and be claimed by the sea you knew and loved so much
en.wikipedia.org... info on wooden ships and tactics
and while i know glp is a dirty word here the us navy wouldnt be sailing out of port unless it was a better idea then staying in port for the storm www.godlikeproductions.com...edit on 29-10-2012 by RalagaNarHallas because: (no reason given)
Two crew members of a Nova Scotia-built replica vessel are missing after abandoning ship off the coast of North Carolina in high seas brought on by Hurricane Sandy. Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard told CBC News the 16-member crew of HMS Bounty decided to abandon ship after getting caught in 5.5-metre seas off Cape Hatteras on Monday. Three crew members were washed overboard as they tried to get to two covered life-rafts, said the U.S. Coast Guard. Only one of the three members made it to the life-raft and was among the 14 people hoisted onto helicopters. Coast Guard officials said the two missing crew members — a man and a woman — are believed to be in cold water survival suits and life-jackets. He said the air search is being plotted based on wind direction and speed, and will be expanded. Claudia McCann, whose husband Robin Walbridge is the captain of the Bounty, told CBC News her husband is one of the two missing crew members. CBC News has learned the other missing crew member is Claudene Christian. HMS Bounty sank several hours after the evacuation.
McCann told CBC News she hadn't slept since she received word the ship was taking on water. She said her husband, Captain Robin Walbridge, was trying to get around Hurricane Sandy en route to Florida. "He was just trying to avoid it, skirt it. Skirt through it, skirt around it," McCann said earlier on Monday.