HMS Bounty Crew Abandoning Ship Near Eye of Sandy

Coast Guard is at the scene


More than a dozen members of a Nova Scotia-built replica vessel are abandoning ship off the coast of North Carolina after getting caught in the high seas brought on by Hurricane Sandy.

Lt. Junior Grade Brendan Salerno, with the U.S. Coast Guard, told CBC News the 17-member crew of the tall ship HMS Bounty had decided to abandon ship after getting caught in 5.5-metre seas off Cape Hatteras.