The United Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members of the HMS Bounty after they were forced to abandon ship and stay on two life rafts. The search is still on for the 63-year old captain who remains missing.
The incident began on Sunday night, October 28, on the HMS Bounty, a replica of the 18th century vessel that made Captain Bligh famous. The ship began taking on water, its pumps failed and lost propulsion. The decision was made early Monday morning to abandon ship in two life rafts.
Posted by maritime lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP