Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro
by Slade, Rachel
On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barrelled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the "El Faro"–the worst American shipping disaster in almost half a century. How could the container ship have been so vulnerable? Journalist Rachel Slade interviewed family members and maritime experts to give us the horrifying story–in prose sometimes taken straight from the ship’s data recorder. She vividly depicts the officers’ anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out the captain’s increasingly bizarre commands, which they knew would steer them straight into the worst of the storm’s fury. And she provides a clear-eyed look at the risks and realities of today’s commercial shipping world.