All the Men in the Sea: The Untold Story of One of the Greatest Rescues in History

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 28, 2003 - History - 307 pages
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THE HARROWING TRUE STORY OF ONE OF THE GREATEST SEA RESCUES IN HISTORY.

In 1995, Hurricane Roxanne ravaged the Gulf of Mexico, with 90 mph winds and waves up to forty feet. Off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Derrick Lay Barge 269 and its tugboats sat exposed, laying an undersea pipeline. Then, out of nowhere, the maelstrom called Roxanne changed course -- and headed straight for them.

This is the true account of survival in the midst of a hell at sea, as hundreds of men fought a heroic battle against the unrelenting elements to save each other's lives against impossible odds. They were not trained, or paid, or even prepared for such a life-and-death struggle. But those ordinary men, trapped in extraordinary circumstances, exemplified the very best humanity could hope to offer. Told for the first time, this is their story -- and a celebration of their courage.

 

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Contents

Chapter One
7
Chapter Two
29
Chapter Three
65
Chapter Four
86
Chapter Five
111
Chapter Six
149
Chapter Seven
170
Chapter Eight
198
Chapter Nine
224
Chapter Ten
252
PART II
258
Chapter Eleven
273
Chapter Twelve
299
Afterword
305
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About the author (2003)

Michael Krieger writes on a wide variety of subjects, most of which are wholly or partly concerned with ships or the sea. His articles have been syndicated in more than 200 newspapers by Universal Press Syndicate, and have appeared in Sea History -- the magazine of the National Maritime Historical Society -- and other American and European magazines. He lives in Washington State.

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