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Author Engdal, Eskil, 1964- author.

Title Catching Thunder : the true story of the world's longest sea chase / Eskil Engdal and Kjetil Sæter ; translated by Diane Oatley.

Publication Info. London : Zed, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    341.44 ENG    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS San Rafael Branch On Order.
Description vii, 280 pages : 1 map ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Translation of: Jakten på Thunder.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-391).
Contents The pirate -- "The Bandit 6" -- Operation Icefish -- The occupation -- Hot pursuit -- Operation Spillway -- The Ice -- Vesturvon -- The pirate capital -- The storm -- The secret channel -- The longest day -- The shipmaster -- Desolation Island -- The phantom ship -- The wall of death -- The world record -- "The only sheriff in town" -- The flying mariner -- A bloody nightmare -- La mafia gallega -- God's fingerprint -- Buenas tardes, Bob Barker -- Message in a bottle -- Raid on the high seas -- Operation Sparrow -- Exercise good hope -- The birds of ill omen -- The wanderer -- The man in the arena -- The third ship -- "You are nothing" -- The snake in paradise -- The armpit of Africa -- Mayday -- A weird dream -- A last resort -- The island of rumours -- 48 hours -- Three condemned men -- The luck of the draw -- The escape -- The unluckiest ship in the world -- The judgment -- Prisoner's island -- The man from Mongolia -- The last Viking -- Operation Yuyus -- The Tiantai mystery -- A dirty business -- The showdown -- The Madonna and the octopus -- The final act.
Summary "December, 2014: In the forbidding waters off Antarctica, Captain Hammarstedt of the Bob Barker embarks on a voyage unlike any seen before. Across ten thousand miles of hazardous seas, Hammarstedt's crew will relentlessly pursue the 'Thunder'--an infamous illegal fishing ship--for what will become the longest chase in maritime history. Wanted by Interpol, the Thunder has for years evaded justice: hunting endangered species and accumulating millions in profits. Even as seasoned journalists, the authors cannot anticipate what the chase will uncover, as the wake of the 'Thunder' leads them onto the trail of criminal kingpins, rampant corruption, modern slavery, and an international community content to turn a blind eye. Very soon, catching 'Thunder' becomes not only a chase but a pursuit to the truth itself -- and a symbolic race to preserve the well-being of our planet." -- cover flap.
Language In English, translated from the Norwegian.
Subject Thunder (Fishing vessel)
Piracy -- Case studies.
Poaching -- Antarctic Ocean -- Case studies.
Fisheries -- Antarctic Ocean -- Case studies.
Law of the sea.
Fishing boats.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Added Author Sæter, Kjetil, author.
Oatley, Diane, translator.
Added Title Jakten på Thunder. English
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