The Stormy Sea

ISBN: 9789815058154
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Publisher,Penguin Random House SEA
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 250 g
No. of Pages, 222

The Stormy Sea is a true story about how ordinary men coming together to protect the vulnerable fleeing Vietnam on the Southern Cross ship. They ensured the distribution of food and water. The band of brothers dealt with everything from pirates, birth, fire and flooding on board to organising their own rescue from the Indonesia island where the Southern Cross eventually ran aground. The story is written by the protagonist, leader of the band, Lawrence.

The journey started with everyone assembling under the cover of darkness at a pig farm near a fishing village in Saigon. A total of 1,200 refugees were taken to sea on separate small fishing trawlers and arriving in open waters to rendezvous with what was to be the first steel refugee boat from Vietnam. The boat was the Southern Cross and it is currently resting on that small island of Indonesia.

To this day, Lawrence still remember in details the calm water and smell of diesel on the fishing trawler he was cramped in all night with his family. The calmness was suddenly broken by rough open sea and the commotion the next morning with the many trawlers docking against the Southern Cross to allow the refugees to climb on rope nets to board the ship.

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