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Survive the Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson
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Aug 09, 12

Read in January, 1995

In June 1972, the Robertson's boat was attacked by killer whales and sank in 60 seconds. The six members of this family survive 37 days adrift in the Pacific, first in a rubber raft and then a fiberglass dingy. Without charts, compass, and with only 3 days worth of rations, they manage against 20 foot waves, sharks, thirst and starvation.

When I finished ADRIFT, I was on a hunt for more sea stories, so someone gave me this one to read. This certainly satisfied my interest, proving to be another compelling read. What I found particularly interesting is the three sea survival stories together. Survive the Savage Sea is about a family's survival, whereas ADRIFT is single man's plight and ALBATROSS (now called UNTAMED SEAS) is survival amongst a group of strangers.
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