USCG Rescues 14 Crew Members of HMS Bounty Captain Still Missing (VIDEO)

Posted in Maritime Accidents,North Carolina Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 30, 2012

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.

In tropical storm force winds, crew members of the ill-fated ship, wearing orange survival suits, are being shown hoisted aboard rescue helicopters. For the chopper crew, the rescue was a daring and heroic mission into the teeth of the storm.

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.


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Posted by maritime lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP