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From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet.

In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across the blue waters of the Gulf Stream to sun-drenched Bermuda. The new crew included forty-six-year-old Kathy Gilchrist, seventy-year-old Ron Burd, and thirty-four-year-old Chris Ferrer. 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.

Four days into the voyage, an enormous storm struck, sweeping two of the crew into the towering sea. The remaining crewmembers managed to stay aboard the vessel as it was slowly torn apart by the rampaging ocean. Overboard! follows the simultaneous desperate struggles of both those still on the boat and those fighting for their lives in the sea.

The Coast Guard, alerted to the Almeisans distress, rushed to the storm-tossed scene. Their ensuing search and rescue mission proved so spectacularly difficult and dangerous that it was later selected—from among thousands of incidents—as the Guards search and rescue case of the year. Highly trained helicopter pilots and rescue swimmers alike found themselves in almost as much trouble as those trapped by the ferocious ocean.

By turns tragic, thrilling, and deeply inspiring, Overboard! is a riveting, fast-paced story of death and survival at sea—amazing, unforgettable, and all true.

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A true story of disaster at sea from the author of Fatal Forecast and Finest Hours.

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The author of "Fatal Forecast" and "Finest Hours" delivers this shocking, true tale of a disaster at sea.

About the Author

Michael J. Tougias is the author of a number of books, including the bestseller Ten Hours until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do. Tougias is a sought-after lecturer who gives more than seventy presentations each year. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Terri3157, March 19, 2010 (view all comments by Terri3157)
I know one of the survivors of the Almeisan tragedy and find this book to be complete and accurate.
I like the way Tougias combined each of the events from that incident to bring the reader into the middle of the action.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439145746
Author:
Tougias, Michael
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Tougias, Michael J.
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks
Subject:
Nautical-Shipwrecks
Subject:
Nautical - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13.58 oz

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