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Author Slade, Rachel, author.

Title Into the raging sea : thirty-three mariners, one megastorm, and the sinking of El Faro / Rachel Slade.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  910.9163 SLADE    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  910.9163 SLADE    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  910.91 SLADE    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  910.9163 SLA    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  910.9163 SLADE    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  910.452 S12I    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  910.9163 SLADE    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 391 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-373) and index.
Contents The clock is ticking -- Blount Island -- Tropical Storm Joaquin -- Third Mate Jeremie Riehm -- A hurricane is not a point on a map -- Second Mate Danielle Randolph -- Collision course -- Hull number 670 -- Afternoon -- Captain Michael Davidson -- Question authority? -- The Jones Act -- Evening -- Night -- Necesitamos la mercancía -- Dawn -- The raging sea -- We're gonna make it -- We've lost communication -- Search and rescue -- Flight to Jacksonville -- Ships don't just disappear -- Profit and loss -- The truth is out there -- How to sink a ship -- Admiral Greene clears the air -- Portrait of incompetence -- Mission number two -- The proof is in the pudding -- Voices -- Twenty-four minutes -- Spirits.
Summary "On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish--until now. Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves--whose conversations were captured by the ships data recorder--journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. As she recounts the final twenty-four hours onboard, Slade vividly depicts the officers anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out Captain Michael Davidson's increasingly bizarre commands, which, they knew, would steer them straight into the eye of the storm. Taking a hard look at America's aging merchant marine fleet, Slade also reveals the truth about modern shipping--a cut-throat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming"
Subject Faro (Ship).
Merchant ships -- United States.
Merchant marine -- United States.
Shipwrecks -- Bahamas.
Hurricane Joaquin, 2015.
Social sciences.
Social Classes & Economic Disparity.
Natural disasters.
ISBN 9780062699701 (hardcover)
0062699709 (hardcover)
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