Monday, October 29, 2012

Sailing Vessel Sinks off North Carolina

"Officials say a ship [a 180 foot, 3 masted tall ship] started taking [on] water off our coast and eventually sank, forcing the crew to abandon ship into 18-foot waves and 40 mile per hour winds off the North Carolina coast."

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  1. Anonymous10:21 AM

    OMG that is horrible

  2. They are still searching for two crew members.

  3. Anonymous12:07 PM

    I just saw the Bounty a few months ago while it was docked in San Juan, P.R. Hard to believe its the same ship.

  4. Anonymous1:12 PM

    Very sad....NC Mainlander praying for all concerned. I can't imagine what nightmare the crew members have been through. Hats off to the Coast Guard. Praying the other two crew members will be found alive and in time.

    Also, some fishermen stranded on Portsmouth Island from the Raleigh area. Even a 12 year old there. Have seen some pictures sent by their phone. Lots of flooding, but they are making it okay.

  5. Anonymous1:27 PM

    Unbelievable in this day and age, but a powerful reminder of NC's coastal history.


  6. Anonymous7:40 PM

    Only the 63 year old captain is now missing. One female was rescued late Monday afternoon, but I heard she was unresponsive. Very tragic. My heart goes out to all.