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by Twain Braden,Skip Strong


by Strong Skip (Author), Braden Twain (Author). Strong, captain of an oil tanker carrying 10 million gallons of crude, was trying to outrun tropical storm Gordon when he picked up a distress call off the Florida coast in the early hours of November 15, 1994.

by Strong Skip (Author), Braden Twain (Author). An oceangoing tug with a cargo barge tethered behind it had lost engine power and was foundering. Strong decided to attempt a rescue, although doing so put his own crew and cargo, not to mention hundreds of miles of Florida coast, at risk of a catastrophic oil spill.

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book by Twain Braden. Strong and Braden's tale of an imperfect storm, three ships, and a daring rescue comes to vivid life in this gem of a book. Resolve, and the Salvage That Made History" pretty much sums it u. lt;br On Nov. 15, 1994, the tanker Cherry Valley was transporting 10 million gallons of fuel oil from New Orleans, L. to Jacksonville, Fl. lt;br Prentice "Skip" Strong III, then 32, was making his second trip as captain of the 688-foot vessel. lt;br Also sailing from New Orleans was the 114-foot tugboat . Orgeron, en route to NASA at Cape Canaveral, Fl. and.

And that in the instant he decided to rescue the tug and its crew, he was opening the door on a dramatic and tense legal struggle that would pit him against the United States Government for salvage rights.

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Thanks also goes out to Twain Braden for convincing me that there was enough of a story to write a book about and Tom McCarthy for publishing In Peril: A Daring Decision, A Captain's Resolve.

Thanks also goes out to Twain Braden for convincing me that there was enough of a story to write a book about and Tom McCarthy for publishing In Peril: A Daring Decision, A Captain's Resolve, And The Salvage that Made History.

Skip Strong, captain of the Cherry Valley, along with Twain Braden, have done a fine job in providing a concise level of detail, meticulously documented.

Skip Strong, captain of the Cherry Valley, along with Twain Braden, have done a fine job in providing a concise level of detail, meticulously documented it’s high seas drama, but it’s so much more. It’s a well written page-turner. This is a book I just couldn’t put down. No doubt your experience will be the same. The first part of this vid shows NASA’s external fuel tank

IN PERIL: A Daring Decision, A Captain's Resolve, And The Salvage That Made History By Skip Strong & Twain Braden 270 Pgs, Illust, 6''x9'' Hardback. The Lyons Press, 1-8062-0973; lyonspress. Great sea stories don't just happen. Captain Strong also knew without a doubt that he would follow the thousands-year-old tradition of the sea and come to the aid of the crew, the tug, and its cargo. Despite the fact that he would have to maneuver his ship, laden with 10-million-gals of oil, in extremely hazardous conditions.

"Strong and Braden's tale of an imperfect storm, three ships, and a daring rescue comes to vivid life in this gem of a book." -Publishers Weekly"A marvelous yarn about an incredible rescue." -The Bangor (ME) Daily NewsWhen Skip Strong, a thirty-two-year-old captain of the 688-foot oil tanker Cherry Valley received the call, all he knew was that an oceangoing tug with five men aboard was in distress off Florida's east coast. Caught in an unusually powerful storm, the tug's engines failed, and as the winds gusted to more than sixty miles per hour and the sea whipped into a frenzy, the tug and the barge it was pulling were in danger of being swept ashore.Captain Strong also knew without a doubt that he would follow the thousandsyear- old tradition of the sea and come to the aid of the crew, the tug, and its cargo, despite the fact that he would have to maneuver his ship, laden with ten million gallons of oil, in extremely hazardous conditions. One mistake and Strong would be responsible for an ecological disaster on Florida's beaches equal to that of the Exxon Valdez.What Captain Strong didn't know was that the tug was carrying a 150-foot aluminum fuel cell worth upwards of $50 million. And that in the instant he decided to rescue the tug and its crew he was opening the door on a dramatic and tense legal struggle that would pit him against the U.S. government for salvage rights.IN PERIL is a taut, well-paced, and riveting drama wrapped around a seagoing world few people have the opportunity to glimpse.

In Peril: A Daring Decision, a Captain's Resolve, and the Salvage that Made History epub download

ISBN13: 978-1592281053

ISBN: 1592281052

Author: Twain Braden,Skip Strong

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (November 1, 2003)

Pages: 280 pages

ePUB size: 1370 kb

FB2 size: 1930 kb

Rating: 4.2

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funike
Sometimes the best stories come from the person who's been there. This one has stood the ultimate test of honesty as it's been tried in court.
It also speaks of an amazing crew, who acting as a team, acted unselfishly to put their lives at risk to save others. His is more of a human story led by a team leader who treats his crew as equals. It is an excellent read for sure.
funike
Sometimes the best stories come from the person who's been there. This one has stood the ultimate test of honesty as it's been tried in court.
It also speaks of an amazing crew, who acting as a team, acted unselfishly to put their lives at risk to save others. His is more of a human story led by a team leader who treats his crew as equals. It is an excellent read for sure.
Zonama
This was a awesome read! Enjoyed every minute of it, kept me glued to the story of the Captains' decisions & daring rescue of a tug/barge. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who (as a reader) enjoys the "ride along" on the bridge as the action unfolds with all the characters, especially the captain of the tanker!
Zonama
This was a awesome read! Enjoyed every minute of it, kept me glued to the story of the Captains' decisions & daring rescue of a tug/barge. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who (as a reader) enjoys the "ride along" on the bridge as the action unfolds with all the characters, especially the captain of the tanker!
Kiutondyl
Would strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in maritime activity, how oil tankers and tugs operate and admiralty law. I had a personal interest in the story, having worked with one of the principles at the Michoud Assembly Facility. However, I'm not familiar with a lot of nautical terms, so it was a challenging read for me.
Kiutondyl
Would strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in maritime activity, how oil tankers and tugs operate and admiralty law. I had a personal interest in the story, having worked with one of the principles at the Michoud Assembly Facility. However, I'm not familiar with a lot of nautical terms, so it was a challenging read for me.
Samutilar
This was a lucky break for me when Amazon recommended "you might also enjoy" this book after I purchased "Grey Seas Under" by Farley Mowat. An oil tanker captain manages to save an oceangoing tugboat and her tow from certain destruction after the tug loses power and flounders in heavy seas and gale force winds. At risk is not only the tug, barge and tanker, but also the Florida beaches which would have been spoiled with crude oil had the tanker captain's judgment been even a little off. The barge, as it turns out, is carrying a $50 million Space Shuttle fuel tank, so in the end, by maritime custom, the tanker's crew and owners are well paid for their efforts. The writing is not as fluid is Mowat's (the captain calls his ship "it" and not "she"), but the tale is worth telling. If you like sea adventure, you'll want to read this.
Samutilar
This was a lucky break for me when Amazon recommended "you might also enjoy" this book after I purchased "Grey Seas Under" by Farley Mowat. An oil tanker captain manages to save an oceangoing tugboat and her tow from certain destruction after the tug loses power and flounders in heavy seas and gale force winds. At risk is not only the tug, barge and tanker, but also the Florida beaches which would have been spoiled with crude oil had the tanker captain's judgment been even a little off. The barge, as it turns out, is carrying a $50 million Space Shuttle fuel tank, so in the end, by maritime custom, the tanker's crew and owners are well paid for their efforts. The writing is not as fluid is Mowat's (the captain calls his ship "it" and not "she"), but the tale is worth telling. If you like sea adventure, you'll want to read this.
Ranterl
Loved this book. The story is fascinating. I could not put the book down.
Ranterl
Loved this book. The story is fascinating. I could not put the book down.
Kuve
I liked the way this author writes and he did a good job describing the conditions as well as the life of a tanker crew. He comes across pretty humble and professional - but is his without a doubt brave. I would recommend this book for anyone who has an interest in sea transportation and maritime law.
Kuve
I liked the way this author writes and he did a good job describing the conditions as well as the life of a tanker crew. He comes across pretty humble and professional - but is his without a doubt brave. I would recommend this book for anyone who has an interest in sea transportation and maritime law.
Lavivan
Unlike the other readers comments, I knew nothing about maritime life but found myself riveted to the challenges confronted by the oil tanker and the great heroism shown be the crew as they answered the call from the ship in distress. I have much more appreciation for maritime life and have gained some knowledge of that life at sea. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a great, well written adventure story. Nancy Day
Lavivan
Unlike the other readers comments, I knew nothing about maritime life but found myself riveted to the challenges confronted by the oil tanker and the great heroism shown be the crew as they answered the call from the ship in distress. I have much more appreciation for maritime life and have gained some knowledge of that life at sea. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a great, well written adventure story. Nancy Day
In Peril begins with a thrilling sea adventure, wherein a tanker captain battles a hurricane and a lee shore to rescue a struggling tugboat and her very unusual tow - a barge containing a 50-million-dollar fuel tank for NASA's space shuttle. The successful rescue segues into a legal thriller, wherein the tanker's owners seek salvage awards in court. The background is thorough and detailed and the narrative is well-paced; the reader finds it easy to live both stories as they're told. A thoroughly engaging book that's hard to put down.
In Peril begins with a thrilling sea adventure, wherein a tanker captain battles a hurricane and a lee shore to rescue a struggling tugboat and her very unusual tow - a barge containing a 50-million-dollar fuel tank for NASA's space shuttle. The successful rescue segues into a legal thriller, wherein the tanker's owners seek salvage awards in court. The background is thorough and detailed and the narrative is well-paced; the reader finds it easy to live both stories as they're told. A thoroughly engaging book that's hard to put down.