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US ocean search continues for tall ship's captain

 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 continues searching the Atlantic Ocean for the captain of the HMS Bounty, which sank Monday during Hurricane Sandy.
Coast Guard Capt. Joe Kelly said Tuesday that 63-year-old Robin Walbridge could still be alive in the Gulf Stream waters more than a day after the replica 18th century sailing vessel sank in high winds and waves. The Coast Guard says the ocean temperature in the search area is nearly 80 degrees (26 degrees Celsius).
Kelly says Wallbridge went overboard early Monday when the ship rolled as the deck slid below 18-foot (5.5-meter) waves.
The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members by helicopter. Hours later, they found 42-year-old Claudene Christian, who was later declared dead.


Updated : 2021-07-30 20:03 GMT+08:00