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Rescue in the Pacific : a true story of disaster and survival in a force 12 storm

Author: Tony Farrington
Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine ; Auckland, N.Z. : McGraw-Hill Book Company New Zealand, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In June, 1994, 60 small yachts sailing from New Zealand to Tonga were caught in a freak storm with 90 knot winds and waves as high as 100 feet.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Farrington
ISBN: 0070213674 9780070213678
OCLC Number: 154660274
Notes: On jacket: Foreword by John Rousmaniere.
Includes index.
Description: xx, 273 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Someone's in trouble out there --
Mayday! Mayday! --
We're taking on water ... --
Help's on the way --
We've just been rolled! --
I'm here to save you --
They look like stunned mullets --
Those beacons are lifesavers --
I've never seen anything like it --
The rig's gone! --
Can you shoot a flare off ...? --
To the edge of peril --
We're all in shock --
Jump! Jump! --
The vacation from hell --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1. Meteorological review --
Appendix 2. Particulars of vessels and crews --
Appendix 3. New Zealand maritime safety authority report --
Appendix 4. New Zealand maritime safety regulations --
Appendix 5. Commendations.
Responsibility: Tony Farrington.

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In June, 1994, 60 small yachts sailing from New Zealand to Tonga were caught in a freak storm with 90 knot winds and waves as high as 100 feet.

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