The HMS Bounty as the tall ship sank Monday off the coast of North Carolina. Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski/U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski/U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images The Two-Way Coast Guard Probing Tall Ship's Sinking; Captain Had Spoken About Hurricanes November 2, 2012 In August, Capt. Robin Walbridge talked with a Maine video journalist about how the HMS Bounty could handle rough seas. Monday, the ship sank off the coast of North Carolina as Hurricane Sandy roared through. Walbridge is missing. One crew member is dead. Fourteen were rescued.