The Resource Into the raging sea : thirty-three mariners, one megastorm, and the sinking of El Faro, Rachel Slade

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

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Into the raging sea : thirty-three mariners, one megastorm, and the sinking of El Faro
Title
Into the raging sea
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thirty-three mariners, one megastorm, and the sinking of El Faro
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Rachel Slade
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eng
Summary
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
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. 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 men and women who paid the ultimate price in the name of profit
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New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10667057
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BT
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Slade, Rachel
Dewey number
910.916363
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Faro (Ship)
  • Merchant ships
  • Merchant marine
  • Shipwrecks
  • Hurricane Joaquin, 2015
Target audience
adult
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thirty-three mariners, one megastorm, and the sinking of El Faro
Label
Into the raging sea : thirty-three mariners, one megastorm, and the sinking of El Faro, Rachel Slade
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
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Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 391 pages
Isbn
9780008302443
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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illustrations
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regular print
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Into the raging sea : thirty-three mariners, one megastorm, and the sinking of El Faro, Rachel Slade
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 391 pages
Isbn
9780008302443
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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