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Coast Guard Halts Search For Missing HMS Bounty Captain

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Coast Guard rescues HMS Bounty crew

The search for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty, which sunk during Hurricane Sandy, has been called off. The U.S. Coast Guard has now ordered a formal investigation into the sinking of the Bounty, according to the CBC.

As Home Post reported earlier this week, the search for the missing crew members of the Bounty began on October 29, when the owner of the HMS Bounty contacted the Coast Guard after losing communication with the crew.

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Final photo taken of Capt. Robin Walbridge

Later that day, the Coast Guard was able to rescue 14 members of the Bounty's crew from life rafts.

(There's video of the rescue at the top of this post.)

The Coast Guard later recovered missing crew member Claudene Christian from the waters of the Atlantic. Christian was found unresponsive and later declared dead at a North Carolina hospital.

The search continued for the ship's captain, Robin Walbridge, until Thursday, when that search was called off.

The HMS Bounty was a replica of the original 18th century HMS Bounty. The replica appeared appeared in films like "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."

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