Yesterday, Hurricane Sandy sank a replica of the HMS Bounty with 16 crew members onboard. Of those 16, one is confirmed dead and the captain, Robin Walbridge, is missing.
One of the rescued crewmen was Doug Faunt N6TQS, a well-known DXpeditioner. Doug has taken part in recent T33 and VU4 activations, among others.
An 11:30-minutes video of the rescue operation can be seen in the video below. Doug is the man in yellow beginning at 11:00 minutes.
After reaching shore, Doug tweeted, “The ship sank beneath us, but we swam free and mostly got into two rafts. I’m at the USCG station Elizabeth City NC.”