Deep Sea Disaster

Deep Sea Disaster Author Davy Ocean
ISBN-10 9781481406802
Year 2014-05-20
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

Dive into the world of Harry Hammer, a hammerhead shark with a penchant for (mis)adventure in this fin-tastic start to a chapter book series. Harry Hammer is a hammerhead shark, although he’d rather be a great white shark, or a tiger shark—anything but himself. But when a class trip to a famous shipwreck almost ends in disaster for Harry and his pals, he realizes the importance of being exactly who he is!

Deep sea Disaster

Deep sea Disaster Author Davy Ocean
ISBN-10 0545788021
Year 2014
Pages 123
Language en

Harry the hammerhead shark wishes he could be any other type of shark, but when a class trip to a famous shipwreck almost ends in disaster, Harry realizes the importance of being exactly who he is.

Deep Sea Treasury

Deep Sea Treasury Author Davy Ocean
ISBN-10 9781481451154
Year 2015-03-17
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

The first four Shark School adventures are now available as one fin-credible book! Join Harry Hammer and his underwater pals as they visit a shipwreck, get in front of the camera, encounter a great white shark, and more! This book of fin-tastic adventures includes the first four stories in the Shark School series: Deep-Sea Disaster; Lights! Camera! Hammerhead!; Squid-napped!; and The Boy Who Cried Shark.

Shark School Shark tacular Collection Books 1 8

Shark School Shark tacular Collection Books 1 8 Author Davy Ocean
ISBN-10 153440239X
Year 2017-10-17
Pages 1104
Language en
Publisher Aladdin

The first eight books of the Shark School series are now available in a fin-tastic, collectible boxed set! This boxed set includes the following eight Shark School tales, each one an exciting, deep-sea (mis)adventure: Deep-Sea Disaster Lights! Camera! Hammerhead! Squid-napped! The Boy Who Cried Shark A Fin-tastic Finish Splash Dance Tooth or Dare Fishin’: Impossible

Shark School Shark tastic Collection Books 1 4

Shark School Shark tastic Collection Books 1 4 Author Davy Ocean
ISBN-10 1481435671
Year 2015-02-03
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Aladdin

The first four books of the Shark School series are now available in a fin-tastic, collectible boxed set! This boxed set includes four Shark School tales, each one an exciting (mis)adventure! In Deep-Sea Disaster, a class trip to a famous shipwreck almost ends in disaster for Harry Hammer and his pals. In Lights! Camera! Hammerhead!, humans arrive at Shark Point to film an underwater documentary and Harry wants a starring role. But his dreams start turning to nightmares when arch rival Rick Reef also wants a part in the movie! In Squid-napped, Harry leaves Shark Point for faraway waters—and comes face to face with a ravenous giant squid who hasn’t had his lunch yet! And in The Boy Who Cried Shark, Harry thinks he spots a fierce great white shark and sounds the alarm—but turns out it’s just an old basking shark and now everyone is furious. When Harry sees a REAL great white, will anyone believe him?

Trapped Under the Sea

Trapped Under the Sea Author Neil Swidey
ISBN-10 9780307886743
Year 2014-02-18
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Crown

The harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean, to do a nearly impossible job—with deadly results A quarter-century ago, Boston had the dirtiest harbor in America. The city had been dumping sewage into it for generations, coating the seafloor with a layer of “black mayonnaise.” Fisheries collapsed, wildlife fled, and locals referred to floating tampon applicators as “beach whistles.” In the 1990s, work began on a state-of-the-art treatment plant and a 10-mile-long tunnel—its endpoint stretching farther from civilization than the earth’s deepest ocean trench—to carry waste out of the harbor. With this impressive feat of engineering, Boston was poised to show the country how to rebound from environmental ruin. But when bad decisions and clashing corporations endangered the project, a team of commercial divers was sent on a perilous mission to rescue the stymied cleanup effort. Five divers went in; not all of them came out alive. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents collected over five years of reporting, award-winning writer Neil Swidey takes us deep into the lives of the divers, engineers, politicians, lawyers, and investigators involved in the tragedy and its aftermath, creating a taut, action-packed narrative. The climax comes just after the hard-partying DJ Gillis and his friend Billy Juse trade assignments as they head into the tunnel, sentencing one of them to death. An intimate portrait of the wreckage left in the wake of lives lost, the book—which Dennis Lehane calls "extraordinary" and compares with The Perfect Storm—is also a morality tale. What is the true cost of these large-scale construction projects, as designers and builders, emboldened by new technology and pressured to address a growing population’s rapacious needs, push the limits of the possible? This is a story about human risk—how it is calculated, discounted, and transferred—and the institutional failures that can lead to catastrophe. Suspenseful yet humane, Trapped Under the Sea reminds us that behind every bridge, tower, and tunnel—behind the infrastructure that makes modern life possible—lies unsung bravery and extraordinary sacrifice. From the Hardcover edition.

After the Storm

After the Storm Author John Rousmaniere
ISBN-10 0071377956
Year 2002-04-17
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional

Describes ten true stories about disasters at sea and the consequences of these disasters on the survivors, their families, rescuers, and communities.

Disaster on the Horizon

Disaster on the Horizon Author Bob Cavnar
ISBN-10 9781603583176
Year 2010-10-22
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing

Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe on the Gulf Coast. Cavnar uses his 30 years in the business to take readers inside the disaster, exposing the decisions leading up to the blowout and the immediate aftermath. It includes personal accounts of the survivors, assembled from testimony during various investigations, as well as personal interviews with survivors, witnesses, and family. It also provides a layman's look at the industry, its technology, people, and risks. It deconstructs events and decisions made by BP, Transocean, and the US Government before and after the disaster, and the effects of those decisions, both good and bad. Cavnar explains what happened in the Gulf, explores how we arrived at deep water drilling in the first place and then charts a course for how to avoid these disasters in the future.

Last Man Off

Last Man Off Author Matt Lewis
ISBN-10 9780241967454
Year 2014-07-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK

Last Man Off by Matt Lewis - a first-hand account of an ocean tragedy 'Reads like a sinister version of The Perfect Storm . . . Thrilling, compelling, unsettling, rewarding' Sunday Times 'A story that reminds us of the unforgiving nature of the sea and the courage that lies within the everyday heroes that have found themselves in hell' Bear Grylls *THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER* The waters of Antarctica, June 6th 1998. 23-year-old Matt Lewis has just started his dream job. An observer aboard a deep sea fishing boat, he is mesmerized by his new surroundings: glistening icebergs, killer whales and majestic albatross. As the crew haul in their lines for the day, the waves seem bigger than usual - they are casting shadows on the deck. A storm is brewing. What follows is an astonishing story of human courage, folly and tragedy. With the captain missing, and the crew forced to abandon ship, Lewis leads the escape onto three life rafts, where the battle for survival begins. This brilliantly written and thrilling hour-by-hour account will be enjoyed by readers of non-fiction classics such as A Perfect Storm and Touching the Void, as well as fans of Deadliest Catch, Captain Phillips and 127 Hours. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Matt Lewis was born in Bristol, England, in 1974. He trained as a marine biologist first at Bangor University and then at Aberdeen University, and has an MSc with distinction in Marine and Fisheries Science. In 1998 he got his first deployment as an observer aboard a deep sea fishing boat in the Southern Ocean. The trip was to end in tragedy. He now lives with his wife and two children in Aberdeen.

Seventeen Fathoms Deep

Seventeen Fathoms Deep Author Joseph A. Williams
ISBN-10 1613731388
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press

The only full-length history of the S-4 disaster, which led to the first attempt to rescue survivors stranded aboard a modern submarine The rescue divers could hear the crew tapping out a message in Morse code: Is there any hope? After being accidentally rammed by the Coast Guard USS Paulding on December 17, 1927, the USS S-4 submarine sank to the ocean floor off Cape Cod with all forty crew members aboard. Only six sailors in the forward torpedo room survived the initial collision, trapped in the compartment with the oxygen running out. Author and naval historian Joseph A. Williams has delved into never-revealed archival sources to tell the compelling narrative of the S-4 disaster. For the first time, navy deep sea divers struggled to rescue the imprisoned men, while a winter storm raged at the surface, creating some of the worst diving conditions in American history. Circumstances were so terrible that one diver, Fred Michels, became trapped in the wreckage while trying to attach an air hose to the sunken sub--the rescuer now needed to be rescued. It was only through the bravery of a second diver, Thomas Eadie, that Michels was saved. As detailed in Seventeen Fathoms Deep, lessons learned during this great tragedy moved the US Navy to improve submarine rescue technology, which resulted in subsequent successful rescues of other downed submariners.

Scotland s Cruel Sea

Scotland s Cruel Sea Author Robert Jeffrey
ISBN-10 9781845028879
Year 2014-11-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Black & White Publishing

High cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic and the North Sea, many hundreds of rocky skerries, deep sea lochs, dangerous unseen reefs, powerful tides and gales that batter the land fiercely from all points of the compass . . . Scotland has a coastline of immense beauty and danger, and its cruel sea has claimed many lives down the years. Disaster at sea is a poignant part of Scotland's history, and in this chilling and awe-inspiring book, bestselling author Robert Jeffrey tells the compelling stories of the victims of the ocean deeps. Car ferries, fishing boats, troopers, pleasure yachts and Navy vessels of all sorts, including submarines, have gone to the bottom. And in brave attempts to save those in danger with lifeboats, many have died. Including the famous tales of the Princess Victoria, the ill-fated K13 submarines, the Longhope lifeboat and the Iolanthe, Scotland's Cruel Sea remembers the maritime tragedies that made headlines and became part of the folk memory of a seagoing nation.

Fire on the Horizon

Fire on the Horizon Author Tom Shroder
ISBN-10 9780062063021
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

"A phenomenal feat of journalism. . . . I tore through it like a novel but with the queasy knowledge that the whole damn thing is true." —Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and War Blending exclusive first-person interviews and penetrating investigative reporting, oil rig captain John Konrad and veteran Washington Post writer Tom Shroder give the definitive, white-knuckled account of the Deepwater Horizon explosion—as well as a riveting insider’s view of the byzantine culture of offshore drilling that made the disaster inevitable. As the world continues to cope with the oil spill’s grim aftermath—with environmental and economic consequences all the more dire in a region still rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina—Konrad and Schroder’s real-time account of the disaster shows us just where things went wrong, and points the way to a safer future for us all.

Lost At Sea

Lost At Sea Author Patrick Dillon
ISBN-10 9780684869094
Year 2000-08-02
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

Recounts the worst commercial fishing disaster in American history, in which fourteen men drowned in 1983 in the Bering Sea, tracing the investigation into the disaster and its far-reaching consequences.

Northwest Sea Disasters

Northwest Sea Disasters Author Leif Terdal
ISBN-10 9781412042000
Year 2005-01
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher Trafford Publishing

Northwest waters off Oregon and Washington pose unique dangers to boaters. All of the navigable bars that a boater must cross to reach the ocean, such as the Tillamook Bay Bar, the Columbia River and Depoe Bay are hazardous. When a boat is in danger or actually sinks, the Coast Guard comes to the rescue. Search and rescue itself poses hazards, often times compounded by delayed or inaccurate distress calls from the captain. In addition the captain may fail to provide timely communication and leadership to crew and passengers during the crises. This book reviews the sinking of five charter boats. Four of them, the Pearl-C, Cougar, Gambler, and the Taki-Tooo accounted for the greatest loss of life in the charter boat industry in Oregon and Washington. Survivors of these charter boats provide vivid and dramatic accounts of the sinkings and search and rescue. We also review the sinking with the loss of life of the Aleutian Enterprise in the Bering Sea, crab boats off the Oregon and Washington coast, as well as the loss of the Sea King during a storm as it was being towed across the Columbia River bar. We focus on the human element in decision making during emergencies at sea, and provide guidelines for boaters to consider their own experiences at sea with respect to safety. An understanding of the hazards on our Northwest waters are important to recreational boaters who go on their private boats to fish off shore.

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon Author Earl Boebert
ISBN-10 9780674545236
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press

In 2010 BP’s Deepwater Horizon catastrophe spiraled into the worst human-made economic and ecological disaster in Gulf Coast history. In the most comprehensive account to date, senior systems engineers Earl Boebert and James Blossom show how corporate and engineering decisions, each one individually innocuous, interacted to create the disaster.