These pictures show the HMS Bounty
moments before it sinks as rescue teams recover the body of one crew
member from the sea while the ship's captain remains missing, presumed
Claudene Christian, 42, was pulled from the sea last night but was unresponsive and later pronounced dead, the U.S. coastguard said.
now means 15 of the 16 crew members of the iconic boat are accounted
for - with 63-year-old captain Robin Walbridge yet to be found.
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Tragedy: Claudene Christian died after the boat she was on - a replica of HMS Bounty - went down in Superstorm Sandy
Abandon ship: The view of HMS Bounty from a coast guard helicoper after six metre waves and ferocious gales forced the crew to abandon ship as the 180-foot three-masted ship sinks in the Atlantic Ocean
Sinking ship: The world-famous boat became stranded on Sunday night about 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina on Sunday
Emergency: This image shows the dramatic moment some of the crew members of HMS Bounty were rescued by the US Coastguard
These dramatic pictures show the moment stranded crew members of the iconic HMS Bounty were rescued from their life boats by the U.S. coastguard.
The crew of the vessel were forced to abandon ship off the east coast of America yesterday as it became caught in raging seas near the eye of Hurricane Sandy.
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