Crew of HMS Bounty abandons ship off Cape Hattaras
Coast Guard initially received a call from the owner of the 180 foot, three mast tall ship, HMS Bounty, late Sunday evening, saying she had lost communication with the vessel's crew.
The ship is a replica of the one made famous in the 1960 MGM film "Mutiny on the Bounty" and it was used in that film, which starred Marlin Brando. The ship was also used in the film "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."
The vessel was taking on water and had no propulsion.
The Coast Guard in Portsmouth later received a signal from the emergency position indicating radio beacon of the Bounty, confirming the position.
The Coast Guard was trying to determine whether to use cutters or helicopters to rescue the crew, based on the current ocean conditions, Weydert said.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) Donning survival suits and boarding life boats, the crew of a tall ship in distress off North Carolina's Outer Banks abandoned the vessel as Hurricane Sandy swirled toward the East Coast, the Coast Guard said early Monday.
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HMS Bounty, a tall ship, was in distress off North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Sandy swirls toward the East Coast. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Air Max 90 Safari Print
The 17 people aboard the HMS Bounty got into two 25 foot lifeboats with canopies, wearing survival suits and life jackets, Air Max 90 Shoes Store Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert in Portsmouth, Va., said.
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