Last Man Off

Author: Matt Lewis

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Last Man Off by Matt Lewis - a first-hand account of an ocean tragedy 'Reads like a sinister version of The Perfect Storm . . . Thrilling, compelling, unsettling, rewarding' Sunday Times 'A story that reminds us of the unforgiving nature of the sea and the courage that lies within the everyday heroes that have found themselves in hell' Bear Grylls *THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER* The waters of Antarctica, June 6th 1998. 23-year-old Matt Lewis has just started his dream job. An observer aboard a deep sea fishing boat, he is mesmerized by his new surroundings: glistening icebergs, killer whales and majestic albatross. As the crew haul in their lines for the day, the waves seem bigger than usual - they are casting shadows on the deck. A storm is brewing. What follows is an astonishing story of human courage, folly and tragedy. With the captain missing, and the crew forced to abandon ship, Lewis leads the escape onto three life rafts, where the battle for survival begins. This brilliantly written and thrilling hour-by-hour account will be enjoyed by readers of non-fiction classics such as A Perfect Storm and Touching the Void, as well as fans of Deadliest Catch, Captain Phillips and 127 Hours. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Matt Lewis was born in Bristol, England, in 1974. He trained as a marine biologist first at Bangor University and then at Aberdeen University, and has an MSc with distinction in Marine and Fisheries Science. In 1998 he got his first deployment as an observer aboard a deep sea fishing boat in the Southern Ocean. The trip was to end in tragedy. He now lives with his wife and two children in Aberdeen.

Last Man Off

Author: Matt Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241967447

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8564


In the depths of Antarctic winter, hundreds of miles from land or rescue, a small fishing boat is swallowed by waves as high as houses. The captain is fatally slow to act, and then paralyzed by fear. The officers flee for their lives. Only the actions of Matt Lewis, a 23-year-old British marine biologist and one of the most inexperienced men aboard, will save the lives of the South African crew.Lewis is the last man off the sinking boat, and leads the escape onto three life rafts. There the battle for survival begins.

Sinking of the Titanic

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486402987

Category: Transportation

Page: 287

View: 5750


Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.

The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod

Author: Theresa Mitchell Barbo,W. Russell Webster

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 161423020X

Category: History

Page: 179

View: 6697


A first-hand account and fascinating new details of the 1952 rescue of the SS Pendleton, the true story behind the film The Finest Hours. On February 18, 1952, off the coast of Cape Cod, a fierce nor’easter snapped in half two 503-foot oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer. Human grace and grit, leadership and endurance prevail as Theresa Mitchell Barbo and Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.) recount the historic, heroic rescue of thirty-two merchant mariners from the sinking Pendleton by four young Coast Guardsmen aboard the 36-foot motor lifeboat CG 36500. A foreword by former Commandant Admiral Thad Allen (Ret.) and an essay by Master Chief John “Jack” Downey (Ret.), a veteran of thousands of modern-day small boat rescues, round out the special third edition of this classic work on Coast Guard history.

The Monthly magazine

Author: Monthly literary register

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9254


Fighting to Survive Being Lost at Sea

Author: Elizabeth Raum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1474789390

Category:

Page: 64

View: 9515


SOS! What would you do if you were stranded in the middle of the ocean, with no way to get home? How long could you survive? Find out what actual survivors did in these true tales of being lost at sea.

Parliamentary Debates

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5577