12:03PM EDT October 29. 2012 – U.S. Coast Guard helicopters battling Hurricane Sandy rescued 14 of 16 crewmembers who abandoned the movie ship HMS Bounty before it sank off North Carolina early Monday, but officials said two people were still missing at sea.
The 180-foot, three-masted ship was built for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty and was also featured in a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, according to the The HMS Bounty Organization website, the Associated Press reported.
The Coast Guard said Monday that all 16 members of the HMS Bounty crew had made it onto life rafts before the three-masted ship sank, but only 14 people were hoisted to safety by the two Jayhawk helicopters dispatched from North Carolina.
It was not immediately clear why the two missing crewmembers were not among those rescued 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C.