Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro

On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish?until now. Relyi On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro w...

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Title:Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro
Author:Rachel Slade
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B075WQK2LX
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro Reviews

  • Nadine
    Dec 03, 2018
    Wow, this was a fantastic book. It's a real page-turner of a non-fiction book; I read many chapters nearly breathlessly. I also learned a lot that I didn't know going in--for example, it goes into detail about the international shipping industry, the Coast Guard, and the merchant marin...
  • Elliot
    Dec 27, 2018
    An incredible review of how many systematic failures at many different levels can lead to a terrible and completely avoidable disaster. Management failures by the company, dramatic cost cutting, understaffing, ignored safety regulations and upgrades not done in order to save money, mis...
  • Zachary
    Apr 01, 2018
    This is a fascinating account of the sinking of El Faro, a 700+ ft shipping vessel in 2015. The book delves into modern shipping, the history of ship building, and the pressures of capitalism without ever neglecting the human stories. The recovery of the ship's audio recordings takes r...
  • Dave
    Feb 10, 2019
    A fantastic look at the sinking of a massive American cargo ship in 2015 in Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas. Slade did thorough research in talking to many people connected to maritime activity or connected to the lost crew of El Faro, and she had access to the final 24 hours of rec...
  • Kirsti
    Aug 07, 2018
    Important story, amateurishly told. The author had access to recordings of conversations on the bridge, which is great, but she made up thoughts and emotions to go along with those conversations. There's no way she could have known what a crew member was thinking or feeling. The book i...
  • Matt
    Jun 04, 2018
    ?Over the radio, [Captain Michael] Davidson told his crew to throw their rafts in the water and get off the ship. But how could they even walk out onto the deck in those winds, let alone deploy a life raft? Everything ? people, rafts, life suits ? would be whipped away by [Hurric...
  • Patrick SG
    May 20, 2018
    An excellent and harrowing account of the loss of a ship with 33 people aboard during Hurricane Joaquin in 2015. For those who wondered how a ship could have deliberately moved into the path of a tropical system like this the book provides the answer. Unlike the classic "The Perfect...
  • Lianne
    Jun 05, 2018
    A compelling true story of the sinking of the container ship, El Faro, during Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015 with all 33 hands on board. We are able to glean much of what happened, not only from the voice recorder which was recovered at great cost and time on the bottom of the ocean...
  • Scott
    Jul 17, 2018
    You'd expect a bunch of drama from the tale of a massive cargo ship (El Faro) sailing into a massive hurricane (Joaquin) and sinking to the deepest part of the Atlantic, killing all 33 crew members aboard. And, aided by transcripts of the final days and hours taken from the ship's "bla...
  • Florence
    Feb 15, 2019
    It's hard to imagine a 790 foot ship carrying hundreds of steel containers, tons of vehicles, and a crew of 33 to vanish into the ocean. It doesn't happen often. The El Faro was a ship that had seen better days, making a regular cargo voyage from Jacksonville, Florida to Puerto Rico. S...
  • Sharon
    May 11, 2018
    This account of a shipwreck reads like a movie, and is also an infuriating indictment of corporate greed, regulatory corner-cutting, and male hubris. ...
  • Joyce
    Dec 16, 2018
    I think these disaster books are often like true crime accounts--lots of backstory of the participants (here captain and crew), a history of events (the final voyage of the container ship El Faro and its disastrous encounter with a powerful hurricane), and the outcome (the discovery th...
  • Onceinabluemoon
    May 26, 2018
    This is my kind of thriller, I was so nervous reading this that I had to google the outcome which truly broke my heart. An incredibly detailed account of a tragic ending, I blistered through the book, I am always in awe of the sea. ...
  • Tonstant Weader
    May 18, 2018
    Shipping is dangerous work and ships run aground, capsize, founder, or sink nearly every day. Some of these tragedies, though, capture the imagination and inspire writers to explore the reasons for their loss and to find some deeper meaning. The sinking of El Faro in Hurrican Joaquin o...
  • Jane
    Sep 13, 2018
    Fascinating, tragic, unputdownable. It is also so much more than a harrowing tale of mariners lost at sea. It is without a doubt one of the most vivid and devastating portrayals of economic forces on and recent history of shipping and transportation of goods in the brave new globalized...
  • Jeff
    Jun 25, 2018
    Clusterfuck. Oh my. This book will make you angry. The anger will increase as you move along, when you get to the details of the hearings that took place in the aftermath of the disaster you will be outraged. I wanted to throw the book through a window. The book, however, for me, w...
  • David V.
    Apr 09, 2018
    Received as an ARC via my employer Barnes & Noble. Started 4-9-18. Finished 4-12-18. Investigative journalism at its best. Will keep you involved from beginning to end like a good fiction book but it's all true. The sinking of this cargo ship and the deaths of its crew could have b...
  • Sharon Watkins
    Jul 20, 2018
    This is a can't-put-it-down book. It is a harrowing story of the wreck of El Faro, a container ship that sailed into Hurricane Joaquin, the extensive efforts to find the wreckage, and the investigation in the aftermath, which clearly exposes the greed and callousness of the company tha...
  • Madeline
    Jul 29, 2018
    I love reading about the ocean and boat disasters (I love boats and airplanes...), and I remember when this boat sank, so I was eager to learn more. However, while I was reading this, I would tell people about it, and I was surprised at how many people had completely forgotten this had...
  • Freeman Fridie
    Jun 13, 2018
    So much more than a "lost at sea tale". Takes you into a world most of us know nothing about. Book of the year for me so far. Read it. ...
  • Melanie Johnson
    Sep 16, 2018
    I don?t usually like ?boat, sea-faring, arrrr? kind of books; however, this was fascinating! A true story about the El Faro that sailed out of Jacksonville headed to Puerto Rico in the midst of a storm that they knew nothing about. It was heartbreaking but also super interesting....
  • Adarsh
    Nov 29, 2018
    I liked this book. I was shocked this happened so recently (2015). Truthfully I did not remember it being in the news. 2015 and the old ship was so ill-equipped. Bottom line for me is that this was a result of corporate greed. There were human errors along the way too, but it was the o...
  • Brenda Ayala
    May 09, 2018
    This is very expertly researched and accounts for every bit of the varying events that caused the sinking of the El Faro. In short, the company TOTE fucked over their crew by having out of date software and hardware. Captain Davidson was more focused on his own career than getting s...
  • Erin
    Aug 28, 2018
    This book made me sad, and then angry. I honestly didn't know a thing about any huge container ship being lost at sea until I saw this book on an end cap at Books a Million. I was intrigued, and now I am in turns greatly saddened at the loss of life, and horrified at the lack of accoun...
  • Jill Robbertze
    Oct 20, 2018
    I found this book so interesting. I have learned a lot about merchant shipping and it's history but mainly I was drawn into the story of how this avoidable tragedy came about and what they went through. ...
  • Monica
    Jul 11, 2018
    Amazing story of a shipwreck.. and what appears to be a totally mismanaged ship and a mess of a company, Tote. In addition to the tragedy, the book includes lots of history on the shipping industry. The story was gripping, although I do admit I got overwhelmed and skimmed a lot of the ...
  • Salty Swift
    Dec 12, 2018
    How do you reconcile a maritime disaster where a container ship sinks in the eye of a hurricane for no good reason at all. The story of El Faro sailing its last voyage between Jacksonville and Puerto Rico is a sad one. Corporate indifference, brazen macho stupidity of the vessel captai...
  • Jai
    Feb 06, 2019
    enthralling - personal stories skillfully interspersed with historical exploration of hurricanes and the shipping industry ...
  • Scott  Hitchcock
    Nov 30, 2018
    3.5*'s A lot more social commentary than most of the books I've read in this genre. This book tackles corporate avarice, global warming, outdated legislature and other topics which all played into the demise of these 33 souls. The sea doesn't suffer mistakes lightly. ...
  • David Holoman
    Jul 21, 2018
    Four starts minus one: The fact research, assembly, and presentation of this event are very well done. The prose is work-person-like and not likely to catch the attention of the Pulitzer gang or similar. The story itself is absolutely compelling: how an american vessel can be lost i...