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HMS Bounty, Pirates of the Caribbean Tall Ship, Sunk By Hurricane Sandy; 2 Missing (VIDEO)

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Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

click to enlarge HMS BOUNTY IN STORMY SEAS / FACEBOOK
  • HMS Bounty in stormy seas / Facebook
Updated at the bottom with a body recovered. First posted at 12:22 p.m.

A Hollywood treasure known for its roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Treasure Island and Mutiny on the Bounty has sunk off the coast of North Carolina, a victim of hurricane Sandy.

Two crew members were missing after everyone on-board abandoned the HMS Bounty last night, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Brandyn Hill told the Weekly:

As we spoke two Coast Guard cutters were en route to the scene off 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North California, he said. Fourteen of 16 total on-board were successfully rescued, he added.

click to enlarge GOOGLE MAPS / HMS BOUNTY FACEBOOK
  • Google Maps / HMS Bounty Facebook

Those craft would be joining a C-130 plane and two Jayhawk helicopters already searching for the missing crew members in 18-foot seas, Hill said. According to a Coast Guard statement sent to the Weekly:

The 14 people were flown to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., where they were met by awaiting emergency medical services personnel at approximately 10:15 a.m. with no life threatening injuries.

The USCG said the tall ship apparently sunk but that "the mast is still visible."

A distress call from the ship was sent out about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a statement from the HMS Bounty folks.

More details and video of the rescue on the next page:

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