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'Pirates' ship looted in Scotland

HMS Bounty
HMS Bounty is a replica of the original ship famous for its 1789 mutiny

A tall ship used in the Pirates of the Caribbean film trilogy has been raided while docked in Scotland.

Thieves targeted HMS Bounty while she was berthed at Custom House Quay in Greenock, Inverclyde, at about 0410 BST on Saturday.

A sum of cash between £50 and £100 was taken, along with several items of clothing with the Bounty's insignia.

A survival suit, book, life ring and an American flag were also stolen. These were later recovered nearby.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the theft to come forward.

HMS Bounty is a replica of the original Bounty, famous for its ill-fated trip to Tahiti and the West Indies in 1789.

A mutiny took place during the expedition, which saw Captain William Bligh and 18 crewmen set adrift.

The replica was built in 1962 for the film Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando.

It has since been used as The Edinburgh Trader in the final two Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The ship was berthed in Greenock during a tour of several UK ports.



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