The incredible saga of the capsized Cougar Ace cargo ship

Some great reading on Wired today.  Joshua David recounts the story of the race to save a massive cargo ship capsized at a 60 degree angle in the North Pacific, 230 miles south of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, with over $100 million in new Mazdas.

A phone rings. Rich Habib opens his eyes and blinks in the darkness. He reaches for the phone, disturbing a pair of dogs cuddled around him. He was going to take them to the river for a swim today. Now the sound of his phone means that somewhere, somehow, a ship is going down, and he’s going to have to get out of bed and go save it.

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