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Burning cold : the cruise ship Prinsendam and the greatest sea rescue of all time

Author: H Paul Jeffers
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Zenith, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In October 1980, the Holland America cruise ship Prinsendam rolled over on her starboard side and sank in 1,473 fathoms of icy water in the Gulf of Alaska. Amazingly, none of the 320 passengers or 190 crew went down with her, recounts Jeffers (The 1,000 Greatest Heroes) in this workmanlike account of disaster and rescue on the high seas. After a fire broke out in the vessel's engine room and spread unchecked,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Paul Jeffers
ISBN: 9780760320792 0760320799
OCLC Number: 70046273
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 304 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Once in a Lifetime 17 --
2 "I Hope it Doesn't Sink!" 27 --
3 Shipshape 43 --
4 Drill 51 --
5 XXX 71 --
6 A Hell of a Way to Meet People 77 --
7 Crowded Hour 85 --
8 If This Were a Movie 93 --
9 Command Decisions 97 --
10 What a Nuisance 101 --
11 A Dark Jest 107 --
12 Always Ready 113 --
13 God and Proportionality 117 --
14 Notifications 125 --
15 Three O'clock Call 137 --
16 Butterflies and Optimists 141 --
17 The Sun at Night 149 --
18 "I'm Sorry." 153 --
19 God and Lifeboat Number Four 157 --
20 What a Mess 167 --
21 Impressions in a False Dawn 175 --
22 Saturday Morning in the Lower 48 183 --
23 By Dawn's Early Light 191 --
24 Turn this Boat Around! 203 --
25 They're Not Hacking It 211 --
26 Figuring the Variables 217 --
27 A Marvelous Aerial Ballet 223 --
28 Daisy Chain 229 --
29 Make Room for Grandma 237 --
30 This Is What We Do 245 --
31 The Boat People 255 --
32 Burial at Sea 265 --
33 Inquest 271 --
34 A Morning to Remember 279 --
Appendix 1 Names of People Rescued by the Boutwell 291 --
Appendix 2 Names of People Airlifted to Sitka 293.
Responsibility: H. Paul Jeffers.
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In October 1980, the Holland America cruise ship Prinsendam rolled over on her starboard side and sank in 1,473 fathoms of icy water in the Gulf of Alaska. Amazingly, none of the 320 passengers or 190 crew went down with her, recounts Jeffers (The 1,000 Greatest Heroes) in this workmanlike account of disaster and rescue on the high seas. After a fire broke out in the vessel's engine room and spread unchecked, everyone aboard was forced to abandon ship in a rising gale. Through the heroic efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard, whom Jeffers affectionately calls "Coasties," the evacuation resulted in no lives lost.

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