Fatal Forecast

Fatal Forecast

An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea

Book - 2009
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A true story of catastrophe and survival at sea. One November morning in 1980, two small lobster boats set out for Georges Bank, a bountiful but perilous fishing ground 130 miles off the Massachusetts coast. The forecast was for typical fall weather--but a colossal storm was brewing to the southeast, a maelstrom the National Weather Service did not accurately locate until the boats were already in its grip. Battered by sixty-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, the crews struggled heroically, but the storm soon crippled one boat and overturned the other, trapping its crew inside. One man managed to crawl inside a tiny inflatable life raft and spent more than fifty terrifying hours adrift on the stormy open sea. That day, brave men and women from the Coast Guard and the crew of a nearby fishing boat imperiled their own lives in order to save the lives of others.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009
Edition: First Scribner trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9780743297035
0743297032
9780743297042
0743297040
Branch Call Number: 910.97449 T643F 2009
Characteristics: xiii, 222 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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