HMS Bounty Sinking - Search for Survivors

20x24 inches, oil on linen

US Coast Guard Art Program, 2013 Collection. This painting depicts the many assets deployed in the search and rescue operation when the HMS Bounty tall ship began to sink during Hurricane Sandy in late October 2012. Sixteen crewmembers were on the Bounty when it went down. Fourteen crew members were rescued, one was recovered unresponsive, and later pronounced dead, and the captain of the ship, Robin Walbridge, was never found. The search for him encompassed approximately 10,000 square miles of open water and lasted four days. Shown here are an HC-130 Hercules, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, and the Cutter Gallatin. Only one Coast Guard aircraft was actually in the area shown in the painting before the ship sank.



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