R.I.P., HMS Bounty

Rescuers at the United States Coast Guard have swung into action this morning after receiving word that the crew of the 180-foot, three-masted tall ship, HMS Bounty, has abandoned ship approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina.
Forced to abandon ship, 14 crewmen have been recovered and flown to Air Station Elizabeth City.  A C-130 and Jayhawk remain on the scene, searching for the remaining two crewmen.
The Bounty was built in Nova Scotia in 1960 specifically for the 1962 film, Mutiny on the Bounty, and has also been used in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End.  As of this year, the vessel has been offered up for sale at a price of $4.6 million.

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