Captain Dave Shoemaker's account of the crisis on the Fishing Vessel Galaxy ranks as one of the great stories of sea survival. No one knew of the plight of his vessel, 30 miles southwest of the Pribilofs, the remote fur seal islands north of the Aleutian Chain; even if they did know, rescue units were hours away. Their circumstance was hopeless, yet 23 of 26 men and women would ultimately survive.
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John Sabella has 30 years of media experience in newspapers, radio, magazines and video production. His documentaries on Pacific Northwest and Alaska history, the region’s maritime industries, and the lifestyle and culture of its coastal communities represent a significant contribution to regional lore. His work appears regularly on public television and is widely distributed on DVD and via Internet streaming. The author of numerous books, articles and video scripts, he remains a frequent contributor to trade publications and the general media on business issues, personalities and the environment. He remains personally involved in all of his firm’s creative endeavors.
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After the Galaxy based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This gripping story, set against the backdrop of the frigid Bering Sea, captures the plight of the Galaxy crew in its desperate fight for survival. Sabella's page-turning drama seamlessly weaves multiple accounts of the crises - the hope and despair of the 23 survivors - together with numerous examples of bravery, heroism and loyalty from the men and women who endured the ordeal.