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The Resource Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell

Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell

Label
Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy
Title
Rescue of the Bounty
Title remainder
disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An all-new harrowing maritime tale of the sinking and rescue efforts surrounding the HMS Bounty--the actual replica used in the 1962 remake of the 1935 classic Mutiny on the Bounty--which sank during Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Tuesday, October 24, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the HMS Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane was forecast to come up the Eastern seaboard. He explained to his crew of fifteen that the ship would fare better at sea than at port, and that he thought he could sail "around the hurricane." He told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship and there would be no hard feelings. No one took the captain up on his offer. Four days into the voyage, superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the Bounty. The vessel's pumps could not keep up with the incoming water and a few hours later, in the dark of night, the ship overturned, sending the crew tumbling into the ocean filled with crashing thirty-foot waves. The Coast Guard launched one of most complex and massive rescues in its history, flying two Jayhawk helicopter crews into the hurricane and lowering rescue swimmers into the raging ocean again and again despite the dangers. Ultimately fourteen crew members were rescued; tragically, two members did not survive. Dripping with suspense and vivid high-stakes drama, Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive"--
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DLC
Dewey number
910.9163/48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
G530.B687
LC item number
T68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013042684
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 232 pages
Isbn
9781476746630
Lccn
2013042684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013042684
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 232 pages
Isbn
9781476746630
Lccn
2013042684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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