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HMS Bounty Sinking off Hatteras: Coast Guard on scene

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The tall ship built for the Marlon Brando movie and used in Pirates of the Caribbean is sinking. 17 member crew has abandoned ship and is in life rafts awaiting the Coast Guard rescue team.

Helicopters are at the scened and are starting the hoisting effort to save them.

This is probably just the beginning of work for our Coast Guard. Hope everyone stays safe.

"SHUT UP LEGS" - Jens Voight

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Qwackertoo1351518310.38310313 PostsRegistered 9/16/2006

I thought it had sunk, all rescued EXCEPT for TWO that are missing. Last I heard. Via Twitter.

Qwackertoo1351518466.0310313 PostsRegistered 9/16/2006

all crew members accounted for. per last tweet.

sweetpea531351519211.8874062 PostsRegistered 10/16/2011

OMG and I'm afraid that this is just the beginning.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.......

sidsmom1351519457.475000 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007Dallas!
Wonder WHY they were out there in the 1st place....now, I'm a landlocked Dallas girl, but even I know (!) it's "Hurricane 101" to get off the water, yes??

clemintine1351519711.8518212 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.
On 10/29/2012 sidsmom said: Wonder WHY they were out there in the 1st place....now, I'm a landlocked Dallas girl, but even I know (!) it's "Hurricane 101" to get off the water, yes??

SERIOUSLY......I agree with that. We shouldn't have to 'rescue' anybody off the water at this point. It's not exactly a 'surprise' storm. Geeeze people. A ship from a movie is nothing in the world of REAL....shame on them for not going ashore sooner.

Qwackertoo1351520144.7310313 PostsRegistered 9/16/2006

not sure IF old tweet popping up but now saying sunk and two missing. ???

TrackerGal1351520528.16323626 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007

They were trying to get the old ships out to sea,so they would not get damaged bouncing around the docks. I believe the H.M.S. Bountry is a replica of an old sailing ship.

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sidsmom1351521280.235000 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007Dallas!
Yes...it IS a very historical movie prop. "The ship was built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia for the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty that starred Marlon Brando. It is a replica of the British Navy's original HMS Bounty on which the famous mutiny took place in Tahiti in 1789 and is now used as a sailing school for prospective seafarers. It was built using the original ship drawings from files in the British admiralty archives, but its dimensions were enlarged by around a third to fit the enormous 70 mm cameras used in the filming. Some 400,000 feet of lumber were used, 10,000 square yards of canvas were sewn by hand and 10 miles of rope were rigged before it was ready for the silver screen."

Escher1351521341.1072115 PostsRegistered 10/24/2012Where?
Just heard on NBC live news 2 crew are stll unaccounted for.

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Let's have a moment of silence for all those who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride stationary bicycles.... (-;

Linders Ba­ck1351521566.378507 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.
On 10/29/2012 clemintine said:
On 10/29/2012 sidsmom said: Wonder WHY they were out there in the 1st place....now, I'm a landlocked Dallas girl, but even I know (!) it's "Hurricane 101" to get off the water, yes??

SERIOUSLY......I agree with that. We shouldn't have to 'rescue' anybody off the water at this point. It's not exactly a 'surprise' storm. Geeeze people. A ship from a movie is nothing in the world of REAL....shame on them for not going ashore sooner.

It wasn't just a "Movie ship", it was a Tall Ship used for the training of sailors and for education purposes.

"Hurricane 101" would actually have you move ships "out to sea" rather than bring them into port as they have a better chance of riding out a storm away from docks.

Although they aren't mving the historic ships in Mystic out to sea, they are giving them slacker berths so that they will not be damaged. Small craft in the harbor near us are either being taken out of the water or moved from the docks to off shore moorings so they can bounce and move with the waves rather than fight them.

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"SHUT UP LEGS" - Jens Voight

sidsmom1351522304.285000 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007Dallas!
Linders Back: I didn't know that about the actual boats (moving ships further out...I learned something today!), but "Hurricane 101" was referring to the actual people on board. I would SO be looking for land....and since there was ample warning....don't know why they didn't take heed & move their staff to safer conditions.

Amaly1351522698.6133504 PostsRegistered 8/23/2008
On 10/29/2012 Escher said: Just heard on NBC live news 2 crew are stll unaccounted for.


NBC is reported all are accounted for and safe.

Linders Ba­ck1351522903.758507 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.
On 10/29/2012 sidsmom said: Linders Back: I didn't know that about the actual boats (moving ships further out...I learned something today!), but "Hurricane 101" was referring to the actual people on board. I would SO be looking for land....and since there was ample warning....don't know why they didn't take heed & move their staff to safer conditions.

They were quite a bit East of the track of Sandy so it looks like they were trying to avoid her. I'm sure it's a lot easier for powered vessals to change course and move faster to get out of the way than a sailing (although it didd have power option which apparently they lost) ship.

"SHUT UP LEGS" - Jens Voight

Karsa1351523114.441079 PostsRegistered 6/11/2006

I just saw this:

The director of the HMS Bounty Organization, Tracie Simonin, said that the tall ship left Connecticut last week for St. Petersburg, Fla. She said the crew had been in constant contact with the National Hurricane Center and tried to go around the storm.

Here is the entire article: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8864382

Sounds like they tried to get out of the area a week in advance and still got caught up in it.

Several sources still saying that two are missing...

beach music1351544334.37729065 PostsRegistered 4/16/2007

We were on the Bounty during OP Sail this summer and wow, what a beautiful ship and wonderful crew.

Watching it sail into the harbor was breath-taking !

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Escher1351547060.032115 PostsRegistered 10/24/2012Where?
They just reported on HLN the ship sank... All crew except 2 were rescued.... But 2 were swept into the sea and they still hold hope of finding them.... God bless and protect the 2 crew and the ones searching....

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Let's have a moment of silence for all those who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride stationary bicycles.... (-;

Linders Ba­ck1351548019.448507 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.
On 10/29/2012 Escher said: They just reported on HLN the ship sank... All crew except 2 were rescued.... But 2 were swept into the sea and they still hold hope of finding them.... God bless and protect the 2 crew and the ones searching....

Just heard that the missing are wearing survival gear that should keep them warm and dry for up to 15 hours. Hope they are found safe.

One crew memeber, a woman named Christian (Am I the only one who sees some irony there) called her family before she left and they were surprised when she ended the conversation with "I love you". When asked why? she answered, "you never know what will happen". Sends chills down your spine. Not sure if she is one of the missing or not.

"SHUT UP LEGS" - Jens Voight

greamy1351548308.273778 PostsRegistered 4/27/2010
The Bounty was docked this summer, briefly, in the Annapolis, Maryland harbor. It was so beautiful and we enjoyed seeing it. It was right up to the promenade and guests were able to go aboard. God speed to the crew.

Linders Ba­ck1351549941.498507 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Just read an update, and the female crew member, Claudene Christian, and the Captain of the ship are the two that are missing. Now I really do have goose bumps. Did she have a premonition? Her family is headed to NC to wait for news. {#emotions_dlg.sad}

"SHUT UP LEGS" - Jens Voight

happy hous­ewife1351550041.830737 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007
On 10/29/2012 sidsmom said: Wonder WHY they were out there in the 1st place....now, I'm a landlocked Dallas girl, but even I know (!) it's "Hurricane 101" to get off the water, yes??

Actually large ships tolerate hurricanes better if they are out to sea and not tied to a dock - the navy always sends all it's ships out to sea in a storm.They just ride the waves and are available for rescues if necessary. The shipyard at Norfolk emptired out days ago - i saw on the news.Those ships are probably east of the storm area by now.

When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticism or misguided opinions walking away is the best way to defend yourself.To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude. -Dodinsky

NewNic1351550276.3914245 PostsRegistered 1/28/2007

1 of 2 missing people from HMS Bounty found unresponsive off NC Coast - Coast Guard to @cnnweather

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Linders Ba­ck1351550599.868507 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.
On 10/29/2012 Marianne- said:

1 of 2 missing people from HMS Bounty found unresponsive off NC Coast - Coast Guard to @cnnweather

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NBC just reported that Claudene Christian is the one they have found. Unresponsive does not sound good. {#emotions_dlg.sad}

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"SHUT UP LEGS" - Jens Voight

Linders Ba­ck1351555246.2838507 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Coast Guard has just confirmed the death of crew member Claudine Christian. Captin ahs not been found yet. {#emotions_dlg.sad}

"SHUT UP LEGS" - Jens Voight

AngelPuppy11351592989.298654 PostsRegistered 5/26/2008

I am very sorry for the loss of the life of Ms Christian. And very sorry for the loss of this beautiful ship. DH & I got to see her when we were in Florida one year.

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." - Steve Martin.

misspammie1351605410.42312262 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia

while at Cape May, saw the Coast Guard practicing jumping from copter into ocean to rescue someone there. they're working on it and doing it, so if YOU want to godo it yourself, go right ahead,,,,,it's a walk in the park right?!?!?!?!?!?

"jus' sanwiches and milk"

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