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Film star Bounty sinks in Hurricane Sandy; one crew member dead, captain missing

The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, is shown submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina in this U.S. Coast Guard handout picture taken October 29, 2012. (Reuters/Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski)

The star of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie – the ship Bounty – has sunk off the North Carolina coast in Hurricane Sandy. One crew member is dead and the captain is missing after the ship failed to survive the storm.

As the ship’s engines failed, the crew put on survival suits before abandoning the vessel as it went down in the immense waves, AP reported.

The Bounty set sail last week, but after two days in rough seas captain Robin Walbridge posted a message on the vessel’s Facebook site, saying “I think we are going to be into this for several days,” noting that the crew was “just going to keep trying to go fast.”

By Monday morning, however, it became clear that the vessel failed to survive the storm. Most of the sailors were plucked from life rafts shortly after the ship went down. 42 year-old Claudene Christian was found hours later, unresponsive and floating in the water. She was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital. The rest of the crew was reported in good condition.

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