Coast guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success. A tale of survival, perseverance, and community, A Speck in the Sea tells of one man's struggle to survive as friends and strangers work to bring him home. There's no way I'm dying like this.
A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue #ad - In the dead of night on july 24, 2013, anthony Sosinski, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, slept below. The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir recounting the heroic search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge, which Daniel James Brown calls "A terrific read.
I am floating in the middle of the night, and nobody in the world even knows I am missing. I've got too many people who love me. Nobody is looking for me.
Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at SeaScribner #ad - By turns tragic, thrilling, and inspiring, Ernie's story deserves a place among the greatest survival tales ever told. Most amazing is the story of ernie Hazzard, who managed to crawl inside a tiny inflatable life raft and then spent more than fifty terrifying hours adrift on the stormy open sea. They had no reason to expect that this trip would be any different.
But the only weather buoy on georges Bank was malfunctioning, and the National Weather Service had failed to share this fact with the fishermen who depended on its forecasts. Equally riveting are the stories of the brave men and women from the Coast Guard and the crew of a nearby fishing boat who imperiled their own lives that day in order to save the lives of others.
On the morning of november 21, two small massachusetts lobster boats set out for Georges Bank, 1980, a bountiful but perilous fishing ground 130 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. The national weather service had forecast typical fall weather, and the young, rugged crewmen aboard the Sea Fever and the Fair Wind had made dozens of similar trips that season.
Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea #ad - Battered by sixty-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, the crews of the Fair Wind and the Sea Fever captained by Peter Brown, whose father owned the Andrea Gail of Perfect Storm fame struggled heroically to keep their vessels afloat. As gripping and harrowing as the perfect storm - but with a miracle ending - Fatal Forecast is an unforgettable true story about the collision of two spectacular forces: the brutality of nature and the human will to survive.
Meticulously researched and vividly told, Fatal Forecast is first and foremost a tale of miraculous survival. As the two small boats headed out to sea, a furious maelstrom the National Weather Service did not accurately locate until the boats were already caught in the storm's grip, a colossal storm was brewing to the southeast, trapped in the treacherous waters of Georges Bank.
Overboard!: A True Blue-water Odyssey of Disaster and SurvivalScribner #ad - The new crew included forty-six-year-old Kathy Gilchrist, seventy-year-old Ron Burd, and thirty-four-year-old Chris Ferrer. From masterful storyteller Michael J. Four days into the voyage, an enormous storm struck, sweeping two of the crew into the towering sea. The coast guard, alerted to the Almeisan’s distress, rushed to the storm-tossed scene.
. Although tighe had made the trip forty-eight times, with Reidy accompanying him on twenty of those voyages, the rest of the crew had joined to learn more about offshore sailing. By turns tragic, and deeply inspiring, fast-paced story of death and survival at sea—amazing, unforgettable, thrilling, Overboard! is a riveting, and all true.
Overboard!: A True Blue-water Odyssey of Disaster and Survival #ad - Overboard! follows the simultaneous desperate struggles of both those still on the boat and those fighting for their lives in the sea. In may 2005, loch reidy, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, Tom Tighe, and his first mate, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across the blue waters of the Gulf Stream to sun-drenched Bermuda.
Their ensuing search and rescue mission proved so spectacularly difficult and dangerous that it was later selected—from among thousands of incidents—as the Guard’s search and rescue case of the year. The remaining crewmembers managed to stay aboard the vessel as it was slowly torn apart by the rampaging ocean.
Highly trained helicopter pilots and rescue swimmers alike found themselves in almost as much trouble as those trapped by the ferocious ocean. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet.
A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an IncredibScribner #ad - Author Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, survival, and daring rescue, his most thrilling and amazing story yet. Hanging on to the raft are three men, JP de Lutz, a Canadian, and their captain, a Brit, a dual citizen of America and France. Spellbinding, harrowing, and meticulously researched, A Storm Too Soon is a vivid account about the powerful collision between the forces of nature and the human will to survive.
Of the ten people on these boats, only six will ever see land again. Once they commit to the rescue, they find themselves in almost as much trouble as the survivors, facing one life-and-death moment after the next. Also caught in the storm are three other boats, each one in a Mayday situation. Trying to reach these survivors before it’s too late are four brave Coast Guardsmen battling hurricane- force winds in their Jayhawk helicopter.
A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an Incredib #ad - The captain, having survived a brutal boyhood, is a remarkably tough character, however, and now he must rely on the same inner strength to outlast the storm. Tougias, known for his fast-paced writing style and character-driven stories, tells this true saga in the present tense to give the reader a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat immediacy.
The giant waves repeatedly toss the men out of their tiny vessel, and JP, with nine broken ribs, is hypothermic and on the verge of death. Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out to sea in one of the world’s most dangerous places, the Gulf Stream. From masterful storyteller michael j.
Run the Storm: A Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El FaroScribner #ad - It seemed incomprehensible that such a ship could sink so suddenly. How, a story that lasts only a few days, could something like this happen? relying on Coast Guard inquest hearings, in this day and age, as well as on numerous interviews, George Michelsen Foy brings us “the most insightful exploration of this unthinkable disaster” Outside, but which grows almost intolerably suspenseful as deep-rooted flaws leading to the disaster inexorably link together and worsen.
The ship, and its entire crew plummeted to the bottom of the ocean, its hundreds of shipping containers, three miles down. In the bestselling tradition of the perfect storm and the finest hours, “an exquisitely written and dramatic book…a literary page-turner” Doug Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers—the 2015 mysterious disappearance of the SS El Faro, a gigantic American cargo ship that sank in the Bermuda Triangle, taking with it thirty-three lives.
On october 1, the ss el faro, 2015, a massive American cargo ship disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 storm. The massive ship had a seasoned crew, state-of-the-art navigation equipment, and advance warning of the storm. It was the greatest seagoing US merchant marine shipping disaster since World War II.
Run the Storm: A Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El Faro #ad - We watch, minute by minute, ship-to-shore reports, the courage of the men and women as they fight to survive, all that is happening on board—the ship’s mysterious tilt to one side, worried calls to the engine room, and the berserk ocean’s savage consumption of the massive hull. We see captain, engineers, and crew fight for their lives, and hear their actual words as recorded on the ship’s black box while the hurricane relentlessly tightens its noose around the ship.
Now with a new afterword, this “tour de force of nautical expertise” Ocean Navigator is a masterwork of stunning power.
Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek HomeBroadway Books #ad - As time passed and nando’s thoughts turned increasingly to his father, who he knew must be consumed with grief, Nando resolved that he must get home or die trying. It was a desperate decision, but it was also his only chance. They struggled to endure freezing temperatures, deadly avalanches, and then the devastating news that the search for them had been called off.
. Thirty years after the disaster Nando tells his story with remarkable candor and depth of feeling. He would challenge the andes, even though he was certain the effort would kill him, telling himself that even if he failed he would die that much closer to his father. He soon learned that many were dead or dying—among them his own mother and sister.
Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home #ad - Those who remained were stranded on a lifeless glacier at nearly 12, 000 feet above sea level, with no supplies and no means of summoning help. So nando, an ordinary young man with no disposition for leadership or heroism, led an expedition up the treacherous slopes of a snow-capped mountain and across forty-five miles of frozen wilderness in an attempt to find help.
Miracle in the andes—a first person account of the crash and its aftermath—is more than a riveting tale of true-life adventure: it is a revealing look at life at the edge of death and a meditation on the limitless redemptive power of love. In the first hours there was nothing, no fear or sadness, just a black and perfect silence.
Nando parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes.
Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for SurvivalBallantine Books #ad - Despite exhaustive searching by her would-be rescuers, the loss of the vessel became the largest U. S. Maritime disaster in decades. From the parallel stories of these ships and their final journeys, the harrowing ordeals of their desperate crews, Tristram Korten weaves a remarkable tale of two veteran sea captains from very different worlds, and the Coast Guard’s extraordinary battle against a storm that defied prediction.
This is nonfiction at its very best. Lee childthe true story of two doomed ships and a daring search-and-rescue operation that shines a light on the elite Coast Guard swimmers trained for the most dangerous ocean missions In late September 2015, Hurricane Joaquin swept past the Bahamas and swallowed a pair of cargo vessels in its destructive path: El Faro, a 790-foot American behemoth with a crew of thirty-three, and the Minouche, a 230-foot freighter with a dozen sailors aboard.
Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival #ad - Rescue swimmer ben cournia dropped into the sea—in the middle of a raging tropical cyclone, in the dark—and churned through the monstrous swells, loading survivors into a rescue basket dangling from the helicopter as its pilot struggled against the tempest. As korten narrates the ships’ fates, with insights drawn from insider access to crew members, Coast Guard teams, the international brotherhood of mariners, and their families, he delivers a moving and propulsive story of men in peril, and the breathtaking power of nature.
Praise for into the storm“the story tristram korten tells is impressively multifaceted, exploring everything from timely issues such as climate change to timeless themes such as man’s struggle against the ocean’s fury. Miami new times “into the storm is a triumph of reporting and you-are-there writing that becomes a deeper tale—with more implications about our own lives—with every chapter.
Robert kurson, new York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers.
438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at SeaAtria Books #ad - Fourteen months later, on january 30, alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, 2014, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific.438 days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles.
That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with alvarenga, 438 days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, his colleagues, and the medical team that saved his life, the remote islanders who found him, will, search-and-rescue officials, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.
438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea #ad - As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. The best survival book in a decade” outside magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.
On november 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific.
Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm SandyScribner #ad - Campbell create an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what truly occurred aboard Bounty during those terrifying days at sea. No one took the captain up on his offer. From the author of the fall 2015 disney movie the finest hours, the “thrilling and perfectly paced” Booklist story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty—which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard.
On thursday, captain robin walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, 2012, Connecticut, October 25, to St. The coast guard then launched one of the most complex and massive rescues in its history. Walbridge knew that a hurricane was forecast, yet he was determined to sail. Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the ship.
A few hours later, the ship suddenly overturned ninety miles off the North Carolina coast in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic, ” sending the crew tumbling into an ocean filled with towering thirty-foot waves. The captain told the crew that anyone could leave the ship before it sailed. Petersburg, Florida.
Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy #ad - A white-knuckled, tragic adventure” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive. In the uproar heard across american media in the days following, a single question persisted: Why did the captain decide to sail? Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the crew members and the coast guard, Michael J.
On the Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a LegendSt. Martin's Press #ad - But during attempts to save the last eight crew members, one of the Jayhawks was engulfed by a rogue wave that broke over the bow of the ship. Two coast guard jayhawk helicopters lifted off immediately from Air Station Kodiak during the driving storm in an effort to rescue the ship's eighteen crew members before it broke apart and sank in the freezing waters.
Interviewing all the surviving participants of the disaster and given access to documents and photos, acclaimed author Spike Walker has once again crafted a white-knuckle read of survival and death in the unforgiving Alaskan waters. From the acclaimed author whose beloved books inspired the hit television show, washington to china ran aground off the coast of western Alaska's Aleutian Islands on December 8, comes a thrilling true adventure tale in the Alaskan seas A Malaysian cargo ship on its way from Seattle, 2004 during a brutal storm, The Deadliest Catch, leading to one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of all time.
On the Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend #ad - Nine of the crew were lifted from the ship and dropped aboard a nearby Coast Guard cutter. When its engines flamed out from ingesting water, the Jayhawk crashed into the sea. The seven crew members from the ship who had been hoisted into the aircraft, along with the chopper's three-man crew, plunged into the bitterly cold ocean where hypothermia began to set in immediately.
Deadliest Sea: The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard HistoryHarperCollins e-books #ad - The full story of an amazing rescue—where extraordinary courage, ingenuity, will, and technology combined in one of the most remarkable maritime feats ever recorded—has never been told before now. It’s the perfect Storm meets Deadliest Catch. Coast Guard history. Recounting the tragic sinking of the fishing trawler, Alaska Ranger, in the Bering Sea and its remarkable aftermath in March 2008, Deadliest Sea is real life action and adventure at its finest.
Deadliest sea by kalee Thompson is the spellbinding true story of the greatest rescue in U. S.