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Fox News alert on what appears to be the first significant rescue effort of this monster storm hurricane -- quickly gaining strength as it makes its way toward the northeast.
Just hours ago it was churning off the coast of North Carolina.
-- it caused this historic replica ship to sink to the bottom of the ocean fourteen crew members were rescued it to others remain missing.
We just got this rescue video in from the Coast Guard moments ago.
Some of you may recognize this ship -- as the same one used in the 2006 film pirates of the Caribbean dead man's chest.
But -- commander -- that Richard Cheney.
Is a commander and rescue pilot for the US Coast Guard he joins us live now by phone from -- North Carolina committed thank you for being here with us.
What can you tell us about the search for the two crew members -- still missing.
Thanks for having me.
Yeah we we still have a he won thirty fixed wing aircraft out and 860 helicopter.
Out searching for the two -- our crew members.
On the planet to relieve those with other -- to keep.
To keep the search going.
Can you confirm that the ship has sunk.
It when I was out there and recruitment -- home box now.
I don't think it is song.
It it is the only thing -- -- -- water though.
Is are the mount up at all it was above water in the last street became doctor -- reported the same thing.
It have long partially.
What happened I mean so many of vessels have been brought to shorted in advance of sandy what happened with the ship why was it imperil.
-- -- information act out and I don't how the about information on this but.
I was told that -- they somehow had some kind of steering casualty loss steered to the possible.
And then not had a small law a -- water coming.
On in below but most of the water with over wash it because -- lost -- urging couldn't maintain a good course and all that over -- just kept the water coming on and appalled.
They're up on couldn't keep up.
As we watch the pictures of the rescue efforts undertaken it's really incredible how the Coast Guard does its job and -- life and limb out there -- at that great -- to themselves.
Managing to get F fourteen of the sixteen crew members.
Is there is their.
Still hope that the other -- -- the crew members are alive.
Well I would say I would say there it took that there's there's -- -- all of the people that we picked up all the survivors all out on survival -- and in that definitely.
Increases your chances survival.
Immensely all the water temperature is fairly warm out there in the gulf stream.
I mean that would get estimate that based on that the conditions that we looked at before that -- in the the seven -- still out there are so that that helps them out with their survival.
How do you find them now we've been looking at this -- in the ocean just looks angry at this point how do you find these two guys.
Well well -- at this point were -- -- Search plan that we're getting from Mara are so our mission coordinator.
And it computer generated poignant and we systematically.
Why those with ball below all of our aircraft.
We're looking at live pictures here on the screen from Point Pleasant beach New Jersey you can just see as -- say the -- this C.
It just looks very foreboding and your heart goes out to the to the two crew members -- -- Yet there they're all point to so -- will they will keep -- -- -- there in the suits and one in my in my understanding it's from law of the survivors we picked up.
-- -- One person for sure they admitted into the suit and they're not sure about the where what what happened to -- other individual.
And died I probably don't have the -- about the permission of the latest information on not.
Lieutenant commander thank you for -- any time to speak with us today we wish you all the -- thank -- -- well.
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