Search for tall ship captain goes into its 3rd day
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Captain Joe Kelly of the U.S. Coast Guard briefs the media on search and rescue operations for 63-year-old Robin Walbridge, the captain of the tall ship HMS Bounty, which turned on its side 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. during Hurricane Sandy on Monday, in Elizabeth City. N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members of the Bounty by helicopter Monday. Hours later, they found crew member Claudene Christian, 42, unresponsive. She was later declared dead. The rest of the crew was in good condition. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Amanda Lucier)
Captain Joe Kelly of the U.S. Coast Guard briefs the media on search and rescue operations for 63-year-old Robin Walbridge, the captain of the tall ship HMS Bounty, which turned on its side 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. during Hurricane Sandy on Monday, in Elizabeth City. N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members of the Bounty by helicopter Monday. Hours later, they found crew member Claudene Christian, 42, unresponsive. She was later declared dead. The rest of the crew was in good condition. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Amanda Lucier)
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In this June 17, 2012, file photo, a replica of the historic ship HMS Bounty, is moored beside the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, M.D. The Coast Guard said Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, they are searching for two crew members who are missing after the HMS Bounty sank in rough seas off the North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Sandy swirls toward the East Coast. (AP Photo/Blake Sell, File)
In this June 17, 2012, file photo, a replica of the historic ship HMS Bounty, is moored beside the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, M.D. The Coast Guard said Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, they are searching for two crew members who are missing after the HMS Bounty sank in rough seas off the North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Sandy swirls toward the East Coast. (AP Photo/Blake Sell, File)
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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said Wednesday morning that a cutter searched for Robin Walbridge overnight and two C-130 planes would join the search during the day.

The 18th-century replica tall ship, called the HMS Bounty, set sail last week and ran into the powerful storm that was moving up the East Coast.

By Monday morning, the ship was taking on water and its engines failed. The crew abandoned ship off the North Carolina coast. The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members. Another crew member died.

The ship was originally built for the 1962 film "Mutiny on the Bounty" and was featured in several other films.

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