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14 rescued, 2 missing from storm-hit ship off US

 FILE - In this July 9, 2012, file photo, a replica of the historic ship HMS Bounty, right, sails past a lighthouse, center, as it departs Narraganset...

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FILE - In this July 9, 2012, file photo, a replica of the historic ship HMS Bounty, right, sails past a lighthouse, center, as it departs Narraganset...

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 14 members of the crew forced to abandon the tall ship HMS Bounty caught in Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina.
The Coast Guard is searching for two other crew members. It corrected the total number of crew to 16 from 17.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill says 14 people were rescued by two helicopters about 6:30 a.m. Monday.
The director of the HMS Bounty Organization, Tracie Simonin, says the ship left Connecticut last week for Florida. She said the crew had been in constant contact with the National Hurricane Center and tried to go around the storm.