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Out of the Fog: The Sinking of Andrea Doria

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"For a host of reasons, fascination with the cause of a ship's sinking does not fade - a trace of the unsolved mystery seems to follow all such disasters through history. This interest is especially keen in the case of the collision between Stockholm and Andrea Doria, two passenger liners that collided at the edge of a fogbank, even though both were equipped with radar and officers on both ships were aware of the presence of the other. Stockholm was badly damaged but able to return to New York under its own power. Andrea Doria was not so ...
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Overview

"For a host of reasons, fascination with the cause of a ship's sinking does not fade - a trace of the unsolved mystery seems to follow all such disasters through history. This interest is especially keen in the case of the collision between Stockholm and Andrea Doria, two passenger liners that collided at the edge of a fogbank, even though both were equipped with radar and officers on both ships were aware of the presence of the other. Stockholm was badly damaged but able to return to New York under its own power. Andrea Doria was not so fortunate - the luxury liner sank soon after the collision." "The preliminary hearing held after the tragedy probably raised as many questions as it answered, as the two companies who owned the ships chose to settle out of court before all the testimony had been given. With no documented resolution, some of those questions remain to this day, but this book - translated from Swedish by Professor Richard E. Fisher of the University of Lund and edited by maritime attorneys Gordon W. and Bruce G. Paulsen - provides information and insights not previously available in English." Out of the Fog describes the events leading up to the collision from the perspectives of both ships. The collision itself is covered, as is the heroic and largely successful rescue effort that followed - although fifty-six people were lost, hundreds were saved. The book contains testimony given at the hearing, and the editors provide a legal opinion as to how the matter might have turned out had it gone to trial. Gordon W. Paulsen was one of the attorneys who was directly involved with the case.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870335457
  • Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 748,141
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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