Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

Michael J. Tougias


From the writer of the autumn 2015 Disney motion picture The best Hours, the “thrilling and completely paced” (Booklist) tale of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall send utilized in the vintage 1962 motion picture Mutiny at the Bounty—which was once stuck within the direction of storm Sandy with 16 aboard.

On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful choice to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge knew typhoon was once forecast, but he was resolute to sail. The captain informed the team that any one may possibly depart the send earlier than it sailed. not anyone took the captain up on his offer.

Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made a virtually direct hit at the send. a couple of hours later, the send abruptly overturned 90 miles off the North Carolina coast within the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” sending the team tumbling into an ocean full of towering thirty-foot waves. The coast safeguard then introduced some of the most advanced and big rescues in its history.

In the uproar heard throughout American media within the days following, a unmarried query endured: Why did the captain choose to sail? via hundreds of thousands of hours of interviews with the workforce individuals and the coast shield, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell create an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what actually happened aboard Bounty in the course of these terrifying days at sea. “A white-knuckled, tragic experience” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable story concerning the brutality of nature and the human will to outlive.

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