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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 Almeisan’s 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 Guard’s 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.

About the Author

Michael J. Tougias is the author of a number of books, including Overboard!, Finest Hours (with Casey Sherman), Fatal Forecast, and Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do. He is a sought-after lecturer who gives more than seventy presentations each year. He lives in Massachusetts.

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ISBN:
9781439145753
Author:
Tougias, Michael
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Tougias, Michael J.
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Nautical-Shipwrecks
Subject:
Nautical - General
Subject:
maritime; martime disaster; massive storm; storm survival; man overboard; sea storm; sailing; storm at sea; Captain Tom Tighe; Loch Reidy; Almeisan; Kathy Gilcrest; Ron Burd; Chris Ferrer; The Finest Hours; Fatal Forecast; A Storm Too Soon; Rescue of the
Subject:
maritime; martime disaster; massive storm; storm survival; man overboard; sea storm; sailing; storm at sea; Captain Tom Tighe; Loch Reidy; Almeisan; Kathy Gilcrest; Ron Burd; Chris Ferrer; The Finest Hours; Fatal Forecast; A Storm Too Soon; Rescue of the
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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