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On the Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend

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A Malaysian cargo ship on its way from Seattle, Washington, to China ran aground off the coast of western Alaska's Aleutian Islands on December 8, 2004, during a brutal storm, leading to one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of all time.

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. Nine of the crew were lifted from the ship and dropped aboard a nearby Coast Guard cutter. 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. 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 immediately began to set in.

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 book of survival and death in the unforgiving Alaskan waters.

Synopsis:

From acclaimed author Spike Walker, whose beloved books inspired the hit television show The Deadliest Catch, comes a thrilling true adventure tale set in the Alaskan seas.

About the Author

Spike Walker, who spent more than ten seasons aboard some of the most successful crab boats in the Alaskan fleet, is the author of Working on the Edge and Coming Back Alive.Robertson Dean has recorded hundreds of audiobooks in most every genre. He's been nominated for several Audie Awards, won nine Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of 2010.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400119059
Author:
Walker, Spike
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Narrated by:
Dean, Dawkins
Author:
Dean, Dawkins
Author:
Dean, Robertson
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Nautical-Shipwrecks
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.4 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Nautical » General
Transportation » Nautical » Ships and Ship History

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