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Hearing set for HMS Bounty sinking

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a formal hearing over the sinking of the HMS Bounty.

The ship sank off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. One crew member was killed the captain is still missing, but is presumed dead. The Coast Guard has set a hearing for Feb. 12 in Portsmouth, Va., to investigate the facts surrounding the sinking.

The Coast Guard may also develop recommendations over the safety of similar vessels.

The daughter of Savannah City Councilwoman Mary Ellen Sprague was on board ship, but she did make it off safely.

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