U.S. Coast Guard rescue 14 of 16 crew members abandoned ship HMS Bounty same height North Carolina in rough seas caused by sand storms, using helicopters on Monday to snatch them from the liferafts. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew later recovered Claudene Christian, 42, who is described as responding, still found the 63-year captain of the ship, which sank in 18 feet (5, 5 meter) sea. Cristiano performed Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where a hospital spokeswoman said in a "critical condition". Liferafts Bounty crew conducted about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, when the ship began taking on water about 160 miles (260 km) from the eye of the storm, Coast Guard. The three-masted, 180-foot (55 meter) boat, built for "Mutiny on the Bounty '1962 film, drowned after the water pump failed. As a 16-member crew had to leave behind the cold water survival and jackets, the final three on board washed out to sea, said Coast Guard spokesman Chief Nyx Cangemi, reports from witnesses and search broadcasting equipment Save. One of them entered into the boat, but the other two remained in the sea, he said. 14 were rescued from the boat with two pavilions, the Coast Guard said. A C-130 Hercules aircraft and three rescue helicopter crew continued the search the missing two, and two Coast Guard is a way to help, Cangemi said. Captain veteran Captain Robin Walbridge generosity worked for 17 years, said his wife, Claudia McCann, contacted by telephone at home a few in St. Petersburg, Florida. "That was his passion," said McCann. "He is the best captain in the industry .... not too many captains sailing ship type. ' He said he believed that, as captain, was the last to leave the ship, carrying survival equipment. "That's the image I have in my head. I am sure that his character will be stored in their lifeboat before he got off the boat, "said McCann. The ship was en route to New London, Connecticut, in St. Petersburg, Florida, said Tracie Simonin, director of the HMS Bounty Organization LLC. He said he was not sure how the captain tried to navigate the storm. "My opinion is that they are looking to sail around the storm," said Jane Pena, 31, who drove the first rescue helicopter arrived on the scene. "Initially I thought it would be okay," said Peña. "We thought about flying bomb deep water in it, but they get so much water that we were able to get enough bombs on them." The boat was taking water and did not work well, stop at 40 mph (65 kph) and heavy in the sea, the Coast Guard said. "By the time we got there, the ship was sinking, but vertical and you can see the words coming out of the water," said Peña. The Bounty Original, British transport ship, gain infamy for the uprising in Tahiti in 1789. 1962 film starring Marlon Brando as Fletcher Christian rebel leader. A similar gift has appeared in documentaries and other films such as "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" with Johnny Depp, according to the website ship.