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Hurricane Sandy Sinks Pirates Of The Caribbean Ship, Killing At Least One

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So many tragic tales coming from the Mid-Atlantic seaboard this week!!

Hurricane Sandy sunk the HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina on Monday, killing at least one and stranding fourteen, and leaving one treading water somewhere in the Ocean.

While the U.S. Coast Guard found everyone else, Captain Robin Walbridge has been missing for well over 24 hours!

Authorities are optimistic about finding him, however, as he's wearing the proper survival gear which includes a bright orange vest.

Coast Guard spokesman Brandyn Hill said:

"We are actively searching and looking to find him alive."

Crew member Claudene Christian, 42, was rescued by the Coast Guard, but she was unresponsive at that time and later declared dead.

The historic ship was featured in Marlon Brando's Mutiny on the Bounty and, more recently, Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean.

Our sincerest thoughts extend to everyone affected by this brutal and horrific storm.

Hopefully Captain Walbridge will be safely returned to his friends and family soon!

[Image via Splash News.]

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4 comments to “Hurricane Sandy Sinks Pirates Of The Caribbean Ship, Killing At Least One”

  1. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Read this on another site two days ago. It is incredibly sad, but I cannot figure out what they were doing off of Cape Hatteras - dangerous sailing. Hope for the best.

  2. Ranish says – reply to this


    I live in eastern NC and we were aware of the Coast Guard maydays as they were happening. The captain intended to move the ship away from the storm as is common with most large ships and the US Navy. She had cleared the storm, then lost power and pumps. The storm reorganized around her, like storms tend to do, but with no power and no way to dewater, she got swept up back into the storm. The captain and the mate were lost when a wave swept them overboard. Tragic news for a brave crew. There will be plenty of blame to go around, but no one could predict that the weather would change beyond the storm. This was a weird storm that did her own thing.

  3. M says – reply to this


    that picture is taken in Boston

  4. 4

    That ship was more recently featured in "Pirates", the porn film.