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Nights of Ice: True Stories of Disaster and Survival on Alaska's High Seas
Nights of Ice: True Stories of Disaster and Survival on Alaska's High Seas 
Collected for the first time in Nights of Ice, these eight true stories recount the harrowing ordeals of those who haul fish aboard Alaskan fishing vessels. As workers in one of the world's most dangerous - and lucrative - professions, the crewmen in Nights of Ice face a constant onslaught of roaring waves, stories-high swells, and life-stealing ice. Within seconds, a vessel such as the forty-ton Tidings can fill with icy water and slip into the depths, hurling crewmen into the freezing ocean and entombing the skipper inside its sinking hull. A ship like the Mia Dawn can run aground on a piece of submerged rock and immediately ice over, sinking steadily as her crew, battered by hypothermia and ninety-mph winds, assembles a life raft to await helicopter rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard. Tested by the elements, ravaged by their own emotions, the seamen in these extraordinary stories battle both fear and the violent unpredictability of nature. As Spike Walker's deft narration reveals, they do so with courage, instinct, and an unrelenting will to survive.
The Mammoth Book of Storms, Shipwrecks and Sea Disasters The Mammoth Book of Storms, Shipwrecks and Sea Disasters 
No other natural environment can match the danger of a hostile sea. This remarkable new collection brings together over 60 eyewitness accounts of tragedy, error and survival on the high seas. It includes such modern-day incidents as the high-ocean dismasting of Kingfisher 2, Richard van Pham& #8217; s 100 days adrift in 2002, the Kursk submarine disaster and the Exxon Valdez, as well as both legendary and lesser-known historical events like the HMS Proserpine catastrophe, the wreck of the Medusa, and the spectacular hurricanes that have buffeted the Caribbean island of Montserrat. The Mammoth Book of Storms, Shipwrecks and Sea Disasters offers white-knuckle accounts of disaster and endurance, evoking the addictive drama of The Perfect Storm.
Rescue in the Pacific: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm Rescue in the Pacific: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm
In June 1994 a dangerous "bomb" storm caught dozens of cruising sailors by surprise as they voyaged north from New Zealand. This is the true story of how nine yachts struggled to survive the hurricane-like conditions. Boats were battered by fierce winds and capsized by seas towering well over 50 feet high.
Masts collapsed, rudders broke, and sailors lost steering control when they needed it most.
This book details the story of the heroic men and women on the yachts, in the planes, on the ships, and on land who took part in this sea drama--find out what really happened and what it was like out there.
This is both a shock course in survival for bluewater voyagers and a riveting human drama for sailors and nonsailors alike.
Blunders and Disasters at Sea Blunders and Disasters at Sea
As any sailor knows, life at sea is hazardous under even normal circumstances. In times of war with an enemy intent on killing and sinking you it is infinitely more so. David Blackmore has researched 100 extreme cases over the span of history and written graphic descriptions covering the background, the events and the tragic consequences. Many were the result of enemy action, others (too many) straight human error and the remainder were caused by act of God, not least the weather.
66 Days Adrift: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Open Sea 66 Days Adrift: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Open Sea
This work features one of the great ocean survival stories of all time. It was paradise. Skimming across the vast Pacific, Bill and Simonne Butler had everything they needed aboard their trim sloop Siboney and a world of possibilities ahead. One night they were enchanted by a pod of pilot whales swimming alongside the boat - but then events took a terrifying turn. Without warning, and seemingly with coordinated intent, the whales attacked, ramming their hull until the doomed craft slipped beneath the waves. After abandoning ship in a panic, Bill and Simonne drifted helplessly, with only a few hastily grabbed provisions to sustain them, in a flimsy six foot raft. Simonne, who had been reluctant to join Bill on his dream quest of circumnavigating the globe, blamed him bitterly for their desperate plight. Now, ravaged by hunger and thirst, harassed daily by sharks, pummeled by storms, and baked by the sun, this troubled couple struggled to work together and survive. This powerful account tells the harrowing tale of their 66-day battle against nature, despair, and each other.
Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters  Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters
SIXTEEN boats were in the procession which entered on the terrible hours of rowing, drifting and suspense. Women wept for lost husbands and sons, sailors sobbed for the ship which had been their pride. Men choked back tears and sought to comfort the widowed. Perhaps, they said, other boats might have put off in another direction. They strove, though none too sure themselves, to convince the women of the certainty that a rescue ship would appear.




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