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Into the Raging Sea - Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm and the Sinking of El Faro (Hardcover, Epub Edition) Loot Price: R320
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Into the Raging Sea - Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm and the Sinking of El Faro (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Rachel Slade

Into the Raging Sea - Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm and the Sinking of El Faro (Hardcover, Epub Edition)

Rachel Slade

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In the tradition of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air, Rachel Slade's Into the Raging Sea is a nail-biting account of the sinking of the container ship El Faro, the crew of thirty-three who perished onboard, and the destructive forces of globalisation that put the ship in harm's way. On 1 October 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in one of the worst shipping disasters in decades. 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 ship's data recorder - 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 cutthroat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming. A richly reported account of a singular tragedy, Into the Raging Sea takes us into the heart of an age-old American industry, casting new light on the hardworking crew of El Faro who paid the ultimate price in the name of profit.

General

Imprint: Fourth Estate
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2018
Authors: Rachel Slade
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 37mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Edition: Epub Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-830243-6
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental impact of natural disasters & phenomena
Books > Sport & Leisure > Transport: general interest > Ships & shipping: general interest > General
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Transport industries > Shipping industries > Maritime / nautical trades
LSN: 0-00-830243-X
Barcode: 9780008302436

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