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NTSB: Bounty's captain made reckless decision

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By BROCK VERGAKIS
Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - 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 the ship into the storm.

The HMS Bounty sank about 100 miles south of Cape Hatteras during the October 2012 storm. One member of the HMS Bounty's 16-person-crew died and the captain was never found. Three other crew members were injured.

The NTSB released its findings on Monday. The report says sailing into the well-forecast storm subjected the aging vessel and an inexperienced crew to conditions that the vessel couldn't overcome.

The three-mast sailing ship was built for the 1962 film "Mutiny on the Bounty" starring Marlon Brando, and was featured in several other films over the years.

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