Nights of ice

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St. Martin's Press,
Pub. Date:
1997.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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"Collected for the first time in Nights of Ice, these eight true stories recount the harrowing ordeals of those who haul fish aboard Alaskan fishing vessels. As workers in one of the world's most dangerous - and lucrative - professions, the crewmen in Nights of Ice face a constant onslaught of roaring waves, stories-high swells, and life-stealing ice. Within seconds, a vessel such as the forty-ton Tidings can fill with icy water and slip into the depths, hurling crewmen into the freezing ocean and entombing the skipper inside its sinking hull. A ship like the Mia Dawn can run aground on a piece of submerged rock and immediately ice over, sinking steadily as her crew, battered by hypothermia and ninety-mph winds, assembles a life raft to await helicopter rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard." "Tested by the elements, ravaged by their own emotions, the seamen in these extraordinary stories battle both fear and the violent unpredictability of nature. As Spike Walker's deft narration reveals, they do so with courage, instinct, and an unrelenting will to survive."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Survival
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