Two passengers missing as Tall Ship goes under

According

to reports from the USA, the Tall Ship HMS Bounty has sunk off the coast of

North Carolina.

The

Coast Guard says it is currently searching for two passengers who have not yet been

accounted for. They add that 14 other passengers have already been rescued.

HMS

Bounty was evacuated earlier today after she lost power while sailing through

Hurricane Sandy – the tropical storm which has brought devastation to the USA’s East Coast from

Florida to New England.

She

was heading from Connecticut to St. Petersburg, Florida when she began taking on excessive water and eventually lost her propulsion 90 miles off Hatteras on the Outer Banks.

HMS

Bounty was built for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty, which starred Marlon

Brando, and was later used in the 2006 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s

Chest
.

 

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