Reports state one of the two missing crew was located by rescuers. The crewman was found unresponsive and flown to a North Carolina hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The Coast Guard has continued the search for the vessel’s captain who was swept overboard by a large wave before he and one other crewman could get into the vessel’s liferaft.
The HMS Bounty had left Connecticut on October 25 headed for St. Petersburg, Florida. The crew hoped the sailing vessel would be able to safely skirt by Hurricane Sandy, but the vessel caught part of the hurricane off North Carolina. The Bounty lost power and began to flood as winds reached 40 mph and 18-foot seas. The crew was able to send out a distress call to the Coast Guard who dispatched aircraft and helicopters to the scene.
The 51 meter long, 1077 dwt tanker John B. Caddell went aground on Staten Island, New York. The vessel had been moored a mile away when the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy struck. The tanker was pushed by the storm surge until the bow of the vessel was ashore. No reports of injuries. No one was on board the tanker at the time.
The 340 meter long passenger shipDisney Fantasy suffered minor damage while sailing through rough seas in the Caribbean Sea. The cruise ship had furniture and passengers tossed as the vessel past near Hurricane Sandy. Reports state several restaurants on board had suffered damage, but no reports of injuries to the passenger and crew. Passengers were requested to spend the time in their rooms while the vessel passed through the rough seas.