Crew members of a tall ship used for classic adventure films faced a harrowing real-life drama Monday as Hurricane Sandy forced them to abandon ship about 90 miles off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Fighting waves towering 18 feet high and winds of 40 mph, a group from the HMS Bounty boarded two lifeboats, the Coast Guard said. Helicopter crews saved 14 people stranded in the Atlantic Ocean. But as of midday Monday, two people were still missing, and the ship had sunk, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
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Between Superman and Popeye, Popeye hands down. Superman has yet to enjoy a hearty can of spinach.
@ cctethanwinger, you meant *Spiderman* right? That was the question, and Popeye kicks butt always!
any port in a storm" is the phrase used for tall ships. "a ship is safer at sea than in port" is a phrase used for aircraft carriers, battle ships, destroyers, heavy cruisers etc. It's ridiculous that people lost their lives.....
Not the first ship scuttled during a storm for questionable purpose. Too bad about the loss of life though.
How much warning do people need? This storm was tracked for a week and authorities told the public to avoid it due to the danger. These people got caught HOW?
If this was a real replica it should never have sunk in such moderate seas. The real Bounty sailed for 33 days off the Cape trying to get through in 60 foot seas. I suspect this crew was not up to the task of sailing this boat.
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