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Survive the Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson
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May 01, 2012

it was amazing

An excellent true story of a 1970s family and a friend surviving shipwreck in the Pacific. The author was the skipper father, a middle-aged man with experience as a Merchant Navy officer. Their sailing yacht was sunk by killer whales, possibly mistaking the hull for a grey whale. They then spent weeks in a liferaft and small dinghy. Much detail on fishing and hunting turtles, and on drying meat.

The description of the small Japanese deep-sea fishing vessel turning to rescue them, with a corkscrewing motion on the swell, is quite moving.
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