Doom In The Deep by Ottar Sveinsson

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Doom In The Deep

by Ottar Sveinsson

The Lyons Press, 2004, ISBN 1592284663, black & white photographs, paperback

Near Fine Condition, a few creases to laminate around spine area, faint finger mark on title page (see photographs)

'This is one of those tales of a man against the elements.  in February 1968, in a howling gale blowing from the North Pole, fishermen fought desperately for their lives, hacking at the deadly ice that caked their vessels.  Visibility was almost nil and communications only intermittent.

When a wave swamped the hull of the trawler Ross Cleveland, she went down in minutes.  It was reported that she had gone down with all hands.  Yet thirty-six hours later first mate Harry Eddom was found alive, after an incredible ordeal.  Swept around all night in the raging sea in a life raft with the bodies of two dead shipmates, he finally made landfall on a remote shore.  After walking miles over rock and scree in a near-deserted fjord, he took shelter by an uninhabited cabin for a second long, cold night, until a young shepherd chanced upon him.  Harry Eddom's "return from the dead" was international headline news.'