CAPE HATTERAS, NC (NBC) - Fourteen people were rescued off the North Carolina coast Monday when their boat began taking on water.
However, rescuers are still looking for two others.
The crew abandoned the HMS Bounty when it got caught in rough waters caused by Hurricane Sandy about 90 miles off Cape Hatteras.
With winds of 40 miles per hour and 18 foot seas, the Coast Guard pulled several people out of a 25-foot rubber life raft. Another crew member was pulled from the water.
The Coast Guard received a distress call from the ship Sunday night. They located the sinking ship about 8 a.m. Monday
The HMS Bounty is a replica tall ship that's been featured in several Hollywood films.
The crew was headed to St. Petersburg, Florida from Connecticut.