Coast Guard to Investigate HMS Bounty Sinking

Hearings to begin Tuesday

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A two-week hearing into what brought down the HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy last October is slated to begin Tuesday.

The Coast Guard said it is hoping to learn more about the accident in an effort to improve the future safety of similar vessels.

Two people died when the tall ship lost power and went down in 18-foot seas.

Read more on the sinking of the Bounty in "Sunk: The Incredible Truth About a Ship That Never Should Have Sailed."

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