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HMS Bounty

Coast Guard releases report on Bounty sinking

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videoThe US Coast Guard has released its report on the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship HMS Bounty. A crewmember died and another is still missing and is presumed dead after the ship went down off Cape Hatteras during Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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NTSB: Captain's decision to sail into hurricane Sandy doomed Bounty

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videoFederal investigators say a captain's "reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy" was the probable cause of the ship sinking off North Carolina in October 2012. Full story...
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Lawsuit filed against NY owner of ship that sank

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The mother of a woman who died during the sinking of a ship during Superstorm Sandy has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the vessel. Full story...
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USCG: Closest Navy ship to Bounty 260 miles away

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A Coast Guard official says the nearest Navy ship to the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy was about 260 nautical miles away. Full story...
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Shipyard to be questioned about sunken tall ship

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Officials from a Maine shipyard that worked on a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy will testify at a Coast Guard hearing in Virginia. Full story...
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Federal safety panel examines tall ship's sinking

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videoThe owner of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy has declined to testify at a hearing to examine what led to the sinking. Full story...
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Coast Guard to convene formal hearing for Bounty sinking

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video The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board will hold a hearing on the sinking of a replica of the HMS Bounty last year off the Outer Banks. Full story...
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Bounty captain claimed he chased hurricanes

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As we told you Thursday night at 11, the Coast Guard has called off the search for missing HMS Bounty Captain Robin Walbridge. Now, a formal inquiry into the sinking of the tall ship during hurricane Sandy is underway. A TV interview with Walbridge may also shed some light on what happened. In the August 12 interview in Maine, Walbridge said there is no such thing as bad weather. Full story...
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Coast Guard probing cause of tall ship's sinking

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The Coast Guard is investigating the sinking of a tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. Rear Adm. Steven Ratti said Friday the review will focus on what caused the sinking of the HMS Bounty off Cape Hatteras. Full story...
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Search suspended for missing HMS Bounty captain

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The search is off for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty. The United States Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday morning 200 miles southeast of Hatteras. Full story...
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2nd NC storm victim identified

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Officials have released the name of a North Carolina man killed as winds from superstorm Sandy whipped through the state. Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton said 25-year-old Jody Alan Davis of Mount Airy was driving a pickup Monday night about 7 p.m. when he struck a downed oak tree near Dobson. Full story...
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Search for tall ship captain goes into its 3rd day

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The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said Wednesday morning that a cutter searched for Robin Walbridge overnight and two C-130 planes would join the search during the day. Full story...
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A look at Hurricane Sandy's damage from the sky

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video The United States Coast Guard is hard at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm may have passed but the job of the Coast Guard is just beginning. WWAY's Holden Kurwicki took to the skies for a bird's eye view of the storm's damage. Full story...
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Wife of tall ship captain awaits word on his fate

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The wife of the captain of a ship that sank off the North Carolina coast is awaiting news on her husband, who is missing at sea after the Bounty was overcome by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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HMS Bounty captain missing at sea, one rescued crewmember has died

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videoThe captain of the HMS Bounty is still missing after 16-crew members abandoned ship Sunday night. 14 survivors were rescued and one other has died according the Bounty's website. Full story...
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