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Author Thompson, Kalee.

Title Deadliest sea : the untold story behind the greatest rescue in Coast Guard history / Kalee Thompson.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers, [2010]
©2010

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 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  910.9164 THOMPSON    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  910.9163 THOMPSON    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  910.9164 THO    DUE 08-29-22
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  910.9164 THOMPSON    Check Shelf
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  910.916 THOMPSON    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  910.9164 T37    DUE 07-19-22 Billed
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 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  910.9164 THOMPSON    Check Shelf
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Edition First edition.
Description 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-305).
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.
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.
Subject Alaska Ranger (Trawler)
Shipwrecks -- Bering Sea.
Search and rescue operations -- Bering Sea.
United States. Coast Guard -- Search and rescue operations -- Bering Sea.
ISBN 9780061766299
0061766291
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