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No Safe Harbor: The Tragedy of the Dive Ship Wave Dancer

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The best of rugged travel adventure and peril in the vein of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air. The ship's radars tracked the approaching storm. Expanding on the screen as it gathered in intensity, Hurricane Iris bore down on the jewel of the Caribbean. On October 8, 2001, the 120-foot luxury live-aboard dive yacht Wave Dancer and its sister ship Aggressor III, were secured to a concrete dock in southern Belize when they were struck by the hurricane. the small byut deadly category four hurricane, with winds of 140 mph and storm surges of fourteen feet, ripped the Wave Dancer from its cleats, tossing it like a toy across the lagoon. When the storm subsided an hour later, twenty of the boat's twenty-eight occupants were dead. The investigation of the Wave Dancer tragedy - the worst in the history of recreational diving - revealed that the boat's owner and captain had ignored storm warnings and needlessly endangered the lives of their passangers and crew.

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On October 8, 2001, the 120-foot luxury live-aboard dive yachts Wave Dancer and Aggressor III, both carrying members of the Richmond Dive Club, were secured to a concrete dock in southern Belize when Hurricane Iris struck. The last boat to slip into the harbor for safety, the Wave Dancer, stuck out halfway into the channel, unable to find more room at the crowded dock. The category four hurricane, with winds of 140 mph and a storm surge of fourteen feet, ripped the Wave Dancer from its cleats, tossing it like a toy across the lagoon. When the storm subsided an hour later, 20 of the boats 28 occupants were dead. The investigation into the tragedy — the worst in the history of recreational diving — revealed that the boats owner and captain had ignored storm warnings and needlessly endangered the lives of their passengers and crew.

In a vivid indictment of maritime irresponsibility, author Joe Burnworth — a passenger on the Aggressor III — dramatically recounts the events leading up to the Wave Dancer's capsizing, the rescue and recovery attempts, and the devastating aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578602193
Subtitle:
The Tragedy of the Dive Ship Wave Dancer
Author:
Burnworth, Joe
Publisher:
Clerisy Press, Emmis Books
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Scuba & Snorkeling
Subject:
Sports & Recreation-Scuba & Snorkeling
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20050701
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in 20 oz

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Transportation » Nautical » Nautical Lore
Transportation » Nautical » Shipwrecks

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On October 8, 2001, the 120-foot luxury live-aboard dive yachts Wave Dancer and Aggressor III, both carrying members of the Richmond Dive Club, were secured to a concrete dock in southern Belize when Hurricane Iris struck. The last boat to slip into the harbor for safety, the Wave Dancer, stuck out halfway into the channel, unable to find more room at the crowded dock. The category four hurricane, with winds of 140 mph and a storm surge of fourteen feet, ripped the Wave Dancer from its cleats, tossing it like a toy across the lagoon. When the storm subsided an hour later, 20 of the boats 28 occupants were dead. The investigation into the tragedy — the worst in the history of recreational diving — revealed that the boats owner and captain had ignored storm warnings and needlessly endangered the lives of their passengers and crew.

In a vivid indictment of maritime irresponsibility, author Joe Burnworth — a passenger on the Aggressor III — dramatically recounts the events leading up to the Wave Dancer's capsizing, the rescue and recovery attempts, and the devastating aftermath.

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