Mourning for HMS Bounty:a female crew member Dies at hospital

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After being saved at sea, a female crew-member of the sailing vessel HMS Bounty has died at hospital.
The woman, Claudene Christian, 42 years old, had been unresponsive when taken from the water in a dramatic helicopter rescue operation.
The captain of the vessel is still missing, but 14 crew members were saved, and they are now in good health condition.
The vessel, that was built for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty, is thought to have sunk. HMS Bounty half-submerged in the waters off North Carolina 50 years after it was built, the replica HMS Bounty founders off North Carolina.
The HMS Bounty vessel was off North Carolina in a stretch of water known as "the Graveyard of the Atlantic".
It was nearly 160 miles (250km) west of the eye of storm Sandy, when it started taking on water on Sunday night.
A coastguard official reported earlier that the vessel seemed to have capsized while the crew members were trying to abandon vessel and get into life rafts in 18ft (5.4m) seas.
There are 14 crew members that were hoisted to safety by helicopter, but 2 of the crew members appeared not to have made it to the rafts, he also stated.
The HMS Bounty is a 3-mast, 180 ft replica of the vessel made famous by the mutiny of its crew members in Tahiti in 1789.