Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pictured: Crew member who died alongside captain of HMS Bounty was descendant of Fletcher Christian, who led the infamous mutiny on the original Bounty in the 18th century

Tragedy: Claudene Christian died after the boat she was on - a replica of HMS Bounty - went down in Superstorm Sandy

15 of the 16 crew members have now been found

The coast guard said 42-year-old Claudene Christian was pulled from the water but later pronounced dead
Captain Robin Walbridge, 63, is still missing at sea

The Bounty starred in Hollywood blockbusters Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

 The Canadian-made replica vessel got caught in storms near Hatteras, N.C

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 dead.

Claudene Christian, 42, was pulled from the sea last night but was unresponsive and later pronounced dead, the U.S. coastguard said.

It 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.

More @ Mail Online

Claudene Christian, 42, the mutineer's great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter, was found unresponsive by rescuers after being washed into the sea. Fourteen of the 16 people on board were successfully rescued by helicopter, but the captain of the ship, Robin Walbridge, 63, was missing.

More @ DNA

1 comment:

  1. My computers are FUBARED this afternoon. Thanks for the update on the Bounty incident. So sad. I am on the NTSB mail lists for aviation, rail and marine incidents. Will forward anything I get on this to you.