An Unlucky Ship

The original became infamous. The replica just sank. HMS Bounty has gone under – with the confirmed loss of one life – and one of the crew still missing.

The body of one of two crewmembers missing after the replica tall ship HMS Bounty got caught in Hurricane Sandy and sank off the North Carolina coast has been recovered, officials told FoxNews.com.

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Michael Patterson said 14 people were rescued from life rafts roughly 90 miles offshore by two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters at about 6:30 a.m. Monday and were taken to Air Station Elizabeth City. The rescue occurred during 40 mph winds and 18-foot seas, Coast Guard officials said.

In hindsight, the decision to try to sail around the storm does not appear to have been a good one. But that’s hindsight, there may have been reasons for making that decision.

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2 Responses to An Unlucky Ship

  1. chuck says:

    One of my ancestors is reputed to have swum ashore in NC from a sinking pirate ship.

  2. Sam L. says:

    It’s not good to stay in port, either, but the crew is safer.

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