Created 30-Oct-12
Modified 30-Oct-12
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HMS Bounty sinks 90 miles off Cape Hatteras.The tall ship began to die early Monday morning in the hurricane-ravaged waters off the North Carolina coast. One of the HMS Bounty’s generators failed. Water flooded everywhere down below. The 180-foot-long, three-masted tall ship was lost power and propulsion. The ship, which had been trying to make its way around Hurricane Sandy, carried a crew of 16. When the rescue operation ended about 10 a.m. Monday, 14 of the crew members had been saved by Coast Guard helicopters. Two people, Capt. Robin Walbridge, 63, and Claudene Christian, 42, were missing.The HMS Bounty, owned by New York businessman Robert Hansen, began its journey Thursday, departing from New London, Conn., for St. Petersburg, Fla., where the ship has docked for years. In addition to its star turns in the 2006 “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel and other Hollywood movies, the ship was used to teach the “nearly lost arts of square rigged sailing and seamanship,” its Web site said. It also offered sailing, teamwork and leadership classes for the general public.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Sports
Subcategory:Water Sports
Subcategory Detail:Sailing
Keywords:Bounty, HMS, Hurricane, Sandy, masted, ship, sinking, tall, three

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