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August 12, 2013 in SEA

Sean Seamour II – Photo-History

I have tried as well as possible to relate the history from Seanee’ first splash into Mediterranean waters to his final dive into the depths of the Hatteras Trench. Two visuals appear on the front page, click on the title to go to the album.

Only a series of miracles enabled us to relate our ordeal. Not the least of these the engagement in a totally unforeseen situation of this United States Coast Guard crew, four men who went beyond the call of duty to accomplish one of the most daring USCG rescues. The honors bestowed to them from two countries understate their feat, their commitment.

If you look at the photo of our raft on the side of the mountain of water it is hard to imagine, but to put this incredible 70 foot wave in perspective consider that seas generated by Hurricane Grace in 1991, storm that led to book and subsequent movie “A Perfect Storm”, had averaged waves of 37 to 50 feet high and rogue waves hitting 100 feet. Sub Tropical Storm Andrea that brought about our demise had waves that averaged 70 feet with rogues waves much higher!

This photo is from the video of the rescue, later edited by NOAA and the USCG for the 25th COSPAS-SARSAT Anniversary Symposium, 34 country representatives in the State Department's Franklin Room. I could not make it across the pond, Rudy gave the presentation (video link on right menu)

This photo is from the video of the rescue, later edited by NOAA and the USCG for the 25th COSPAS-SARSAT Anniversary Symposium, 34 country representatives in the State Department’s Franklin Room. I could not make it across the pond, Rudy gave the presentation (video link on right menu)

 

Finally, as the storms subsided, Mayke sought to imagine Seanee at rest :

The caption “Met a rogue wave on the seventh of May 2007, Sean Seamour, Harwichport MA”

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    1. Mike Covert says:

      Just read the book A Storm to Soon; just extremely proud and amazed at the will & determination of your crew & that of the Cost Guard! As a suffer & sailor I’m very interested in these types of stories, I live in Astoria, Or so maybe I’ll run into Nevada
      some day. Hope you still Sail!
      Mike Covert

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