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Bounty replica sinks off Hatteras

Oct 29, 2012
Bounty during recent visit to Baton Rouge, La.

Bounty during recent visit to Baton Rouge, La.

courtesy HMS Bounty

A tall ship has fallen victim to Hurricane Sandy. The 180-foot full-rigged ship Bounty sank on Oct. 29, off Cape Hatteras. Fourteen crew members were rescued by two Coast Guard helicopters. Two crewmembers are reportedly missing, not having been been able to get into the life rafts. Video of the Coast Guard rescue is below. 

Update: The body of one of the missing crewmembers has been located and recovered by the Coast Guard.

Below is a Coast Guard image of Bounty's masts still above water. Photo by USCG Petty Officer 2nd Clas Tim Kuklewski.

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