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by Robert Frump
US Coast Guard 2011 Commandant's Reading List. Robert Frump is a master storyteller and the book was hard to put down.
US Coast Guard 2011 Commandant's Reading List. Until the Sea Shall Free Them recounts in compelling detail the wreck of the Marine Electric and the legal drama that unfolded in its wake-a lawsuit that led to vital reforms in the laws regarding the safety of ships. VADM Brice-O'Hara's choice). It is still early in the investigation of the El Faro but so far it appears that the problems with owners who send old ships to sea and Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping inspectors who allow them to continue to operate have not changed over the last 30 years.
Read this book if you are interested in the history of US maritime disasters and the seaman who gave their lives. Very well written book. I knew very little about the Merchant Marine. Now I’ve caught the bug and I’m looking for other books about that subject. 3 people found this helpful.
I found Robert Frump’s Until the Sea Shall Free Them
I found Robert Frump’s Until the Sea Shall Free Them. Unlike the El Faro, the Marine Electric was a coal carrier plying the coastal trade. She was not a fancy modern vessel, but a converted World War II-era Liberty Ship. Frump’s book came out in 2001, and certainly got lost in the shadow of Sebastian Junger’s bestselling The Perfect Storm, published in 1997 and turned into a Wahlberg-Clooney blockbuster in 2000. I’m here to tell you he needn’t have bothered. This book stands on its own as one of the best sea stories I’ve ever read.
Cusick chose to blow the whistle. Frump also brings to life Cusick's internal struggle. Until the Sea Shall Free Them re-creates in compelling detail the wreck of the Marine Electric and the legal drama that unfolded in its wake. With breathtaking immediacy, Robert Frump, who covered the story for the Philadelphia Inquirer, describes the desperate battle waged by the crew against the forces of nature. He knew what happened to those who spoke out against the system, knew that he too might be stripped of his license and prosecuted for "losing his ship," yet he forged ahead
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Life, Death and Survival in the Merchant Marine. Like many other ships used by the Merchant Marine, the Marine Transport Line's Marine Electric was very old and made of dirty steel (steel with excess sulfur content). Many of these vessels were in terrible condition and broke down frequently. Yet the government persistently turned a blind eye to the potential dangers, convinced that the economic return on keeping these ships was worth the risk. Cusick chose to blow the whistle.
According to Hinduism and Jainism, we can experience the effects of our karma in subsequent lives because there is a self which survives death and bears its karma into the next life. Throughout our discussion we have referred or alluded to the existence of a persistent self and in chapter 4 we considered it as touching on the question of human free agency. It is now time to focus on this crucial.
Life, Death, and Survival in the Merchant Marine . Conditions were so rough that 31 of the 34 officers and crew died in the frigid water before help arrived. Until the Sea Shall Free Them describes in compelling detail the wreck of the Marine Electric and the legal drama that unfolded in its wake. In a bitter lawsuit with owners of the ship, Cusick emerged victorious. His expose of government inaction led to vital reforms in the laws regarding the safety of ships, and his courageous stand places his among the unsung heroes of our time. Robert Frump, a former maritime writer and investigative reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, won the George Polk Award for National Reporting for his stories on the Marine Electric disaster. He lives in Summit, New Jersey. Country of Publication. In 1983 the Marine Electric, a reconditioned World War II vessel, was on a routine voyage thirty miles off the East Coast of the United States when disaster struck
Life, Death and Survival in the Merchant Marine. In 1983 the Marine Electric, a reconditioned World War II vessel, was on a routine voyage thirty miles off the East Coast of the United States when disaster struck. As the old coal carrier sank, chief mate Bob Cusick watched his crew–his friends and colleagues–succumb to the frigid forty-foot waves and subzero winds of the Atlantic. Of the thirty-four men aboard, Cusick was one of only three to survive.
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