HMS Bounty sinking was reckless: report

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The National Transportation Safety Board says the former captain of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy made a reckless decision to sail into the storm.

The Bounty

The HMS Bounty sank about 160 kilometres south of Cape Hatteras during the October 2012 storm.

One member of the 16-person-crew died and the captain was never found.

Three other crew members were injured.

In its report released today, the safety board says sailing into the well-forecast storm subjected the aging vessel and an inexperienced crew to conditions that the vessel couldn't surmount.

The three-masted sailing ship was built at Smith and Ruhland Shipyard in Lunenburg, N.S., for the 1962 film "Mutiny on the Bounty" starring Marlon Brando.

Geographic location: Cape Hatteras, Lunenburg

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