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Fourteen rescued by Coast Guard

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 00:35

Oct. 29 - Fourteen mariners are rescued from a replica tall ship in path of Hurricane Sandy; two remain missing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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CORRECTION: WE ARE RESENDING THIS ROUGH CUT TO REPLACE SOME OF THE PICTURES IN IT, NAMELY: THE FILE VIDEO OF THE BOUNTY ON HIGH SEAS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH: COAST GUARD STILL PHOTO OF THE BOUNTY SINKING. PLEASE DO NOT USE FIRST VERSION OF THIS ROUGH CUT HEADLINED "Coast Guard rescues 14" CONTAINING THE MOVING SHOTS OF THE BOUNTY BEFORE THE RESCUE / THIS IS DUE TO RESTRICTED ACCESS TO THIS VIDEO WHICH CAN ONLY BE ISSUED TO YOU AS PART OF A VOICED REPORT The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday (October 29) rescued 14 of the 16 crew who abandoned the replica tall ship HMS Bounty while in the path of Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina, using helicopters to lift them from life rafts, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard continued to search for the two missing crew members about 160 miles from the eye of the storm. Officials had previously reported 17 aboard but later revised the figure to 16. The tall ship was built for the 1962 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty" and lost power while at sea on Sunday night. The ship was on its way from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida, said Tracie Simonin, director of the Bounty. She said she was unsure how the captain attempted the navigate the storm. The Bounty was about 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, or roughly 160 miles from the center of Sandy, the Coast Guard said. The three-mast, 180-foot (55-metre) vessel was believed to be taking on water and was without propulsion, stuck in 40 mile-per-hour winds and 18-foot (5.5-metre) seas, the Coast Guard said. The original Bounty, a British transport vessel, gained infamy for a mutiny in Tahiti in 1789.

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Fourteen rescued by Coast Guard

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 00:35