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The Resource Deadliest sea : the untold story behind the greatest rescue in Coast Guard history, Kalee Thompson

Deadliest sea : the untold story behind the greatest rescue in Coast Guard history, Kalee Thompson

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Deadliest sea : the untold story behind the greatest rescue in Coast Guard history
Title
Deadliest sea
Title remainder
the untold story behind the greatest rescue in Coast Guard history
Statement of responsibility
Kalee Thompson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Soon after 2:00 A.M. on Easter morning, March 23, 2008, the fishing trawler Alaska Ranger began taking on water in the frigid Bering Sea. While the first mate broadcast Mayday calls to a Coast Guard station more than 800 miles away, the men scrambled to inflate life rafts. By 4:30, the wheelhouse was just barely visible, and most of the 47 crew were in the water, wearing the red survival suits--many torn or inadequately sized--that were supposed to keep them from freezing to death. Two Coast Guard helicopter rescue teams battled snow squalls, enormous swells, and gale-force winds. Before dawn, the Coast Guard had lifted more than twenty men from the freezing waves--more than any other cold-water Coast Guard rescue in history. This book recounts the harrowing stories of both the rescuers and the rescued, and investigates the negligence that leads to the sinking of dozens of ships each year.--From publisher description
Summary
Soon after 2:00 A.M. on Easter morning, March 23, 2008, the fishing trawler Alaska Ranger began taking on water in the frigid Bering Sea. While the first mate broadcast Mayday calls to a Coast Guard station more than 800 miles away, the men scrambled to inflate life rafts. By 4:30, the wheelhouse was just barely visible, and most of the 47 crew were in the water, wearing the red survival suits--many torn or inadequately sized--that were supposed to keep them from freezing to death. Two Coast Guard helicopter rescue teams battled snow squalls, enormous swells, and gale-force winds. Before dawn, the Coast Guard had lifted more than twenty men from the freezing waves--more than any other cold-water Coast Guard rescue in history. This book recounts the harrowing stories of both the rescuers and the rescued, and investigates the negligence that leads to the sinking of dozens of ships each year.--From publisher description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
350174
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.9164/51
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
G530.A193
LC item number
T466 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the untold story behind the greatest rescue in Coast Guard history
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Deadliest sea : the untold story behind the greatest rescue in Coast Guard history, Kalee Thompson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The Alaska Ranger -- "Go to the suits!" -- Always ready -- Best speed -- "Abandon ship!" -- The observers -- Alone in the waves -- Swimmer in the water -- Sick at sea -- Man down -- Out of the cold -- Death at the extremes -- The final search -- The investigation
Control code
5132921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
309 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061766299
Lccn
2010001922
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn456180388
  • (OCoLC)456180388
Label
Deadliest sea : the untold story behind the greatest rescue in Coast Guard history, Kalee Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The Alaska Ranger -- "Go to the suits!" -- Always ready -- Best speed -- "Abandon ship!" -- The observers -- Alone in the waves -- Swimmer in the water -- Sick at sea -- Man down -- Out of the cold -- Death at the extremes -- The final search -- The investigation
Control code
5132921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
309 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061766299
Lccn
2010001922
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn456180388
  • (OCoLC)456180388

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