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Author Tougias, Mike, 1955-

Title Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy / Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Scribner, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 232 pages)
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The speech -- The storm -- A voyage with purpose -- The captain -- A happy, happy crew -- Becoming Robin Walbridge -- Joshua's story -- A vigilant watch -- Keeping Bounty afloat -- A leaky boat? -- From trucks to tall ships -- an aging actor -- Past her prime, lost her prime -- Mutiny in her blood -- Alone -- Landing the unquestioned captain -- Questioning the captain -- Oh, the water -- Problems everywhere -- Unseen punches -- The dangerous hours -- A rushed and urgent call -- The first raft -- The second raft -- One small strobe all alone -- A swirling vortex -- Like we've flown back in time -- Catapulted -- Flipped like a pancake -- Running out of time -- Held by the sea -- Coast Guard investigation.
Subject Bounty (Ship : 1960)
Hurricane Sandy, 2012.
Shipwrecks -- North Carolina -- Atlantic Coast.
Shipwreck survival -- North Carolina -- Atlantic Coast.
Search and rescue operations -- North Carolina -- Atlantic Coast.
United States. Coast Guard -- Search and rescue operations -- North Carolina -- Atlantic Coast.
Bounty (Ship : 1960) (OCoLC)fst00660101
United States. Coast Guard (OCoLC)fst00549578
Hurricane Sandy (2012) (OCoLC)fst01896399
Search and rescue operations (OCoLC)fst01110359
Shipwreck survival (OCoLC)fst01761960
Shipwrecks (OCoLC)fst01116638
North Carolina -- Atlantic Coast (OCoLC)fst01256372
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Campbell, Douglas A.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Tougias, Mike, 1955- Rescue of the Bounty. First Scribner hardcover edition 9781476746630 (DLC) 2013042684 (OCoLC)852226570
ISBN 9781476746654 electronic bk.
1476746656 electronic bk.
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