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May 17th 2024 - 23:55
October 29th, 2012
October 29th, 2012

HMS Bounty caught in Hurricane Sandy

Crew forced to abandon ship while trying to skirt storm

Very sad news this morning to hear about the plight HMS Bounty. Ship lost, 14 rescued 1 lost 1 missing at this point.

Latest USCG Release:

here is a link from CBC (with updates after the initial posting)

UPDATE: CBC is the only place listing this information:
"Coast Guard officials said the two missing crew members - a man and a woman - are believed to be in cold water survival suits and life-jackets. He said the air search is being plotted based on wind direction and speed, and will be expanded.

UPDATE: Getting reports one of the two missing has been found unresponsive.

UPDATE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/claudene-christian-dead-hms-bounty_n_2044455.html

Claudia McCann, whose husband Robin Walbridge is the captain of the Bounty, told CBC News her husband is one of the two missing crew members. CBC News has learned the other missing crew member is Claudene Christian.

HMS Bounty's web site

and Facebook Page with updates:

USCG Release:

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HMS Bounty Sinking - Photo from the USCG
HMS Bounty Sinking - Photo from the USCG
HMS Bounty Sinking - Photo from the USCG
HMS Bounty Sinking - Photo from the USCG

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