An insurance company is suing the owner of an 18th-century replica sailing ship that sank during Superstorm Sandy.
Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1sQF1ur ) reported Friday that Acadia Insurance Co. sued Robert Hansen this month. The suit seeks to recoup $5 million in payouts after the HMS Bounty sank off North Carolina in 2012.
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One of the 16 crew members died. The captain was never found.
The National Transportation Safety Board noted some problems with the 50-year-old ship but largely faulted the captain for sailing into the storm's path.
Acadia says the Setauket, New York-based Hansen didn't disclose leaky areas and other "unseaworthy conditions," so his insurance contract should be voided.
Hansen's attorney hasn't immediately responded to an email Friday night.
The three-masted ship was built for the 1962 film "Mutiny on the Bounty."