In news better suited to 1812 than 2012, the three-masted schooner HMS Bounty has sunk off the North Carolina coast:
Officials say a ship started taking on water off our coast and eventually sank, forcing the crew to abandon ship into 18-foot waves and 40 mile per hour winds off the North Carolina coast.
The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot, three-mast tall ship, was last marked about 90 miles southeast of Hatteras.
The ship has sunk, according to the Coast Guard at 8:45 a.m. Monday.
There were conflicting reports on how many people were onboard. The manifest reportedly listed 16 people, and that’s the number the Coast Guard has.
The Coast Guard also reported that two people may be missing.
Let’s pray that the missing crew members are only lost on paper, and not actually lost at sea.