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By: Peter Muller

Farewell Chapelon

Pages: 238 Ratings: 5.0
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When the cargo ship Chapelon is ordered to sail from her home port of Dunkirk just two days before Christmas, her crew is less than pleased. Not only were their hopes of celebrating with their loved ones wrecked, they also knew they were about to sail into rough and turbulent seas.

In a storm of unprecedented fury that is encountered off the north-east coast of England, the ship experiences an engine room explosion that leaves her disabled and at the mercy of the furious wind blowing her towards the shore. Efforts to find a tug to assist Chapelon prove to be fruitless and a life boat and helicopter that are dispatched to aid the distressed ship and rescue her crew themselves become overwhelmed in the atrocious conditions being experienced.

When Chapelon’s grounding becomes an obvious and imminent certainty, her crew’s very survival becomes reliant upon a local coastguard coming up with a last-ditch plan.

Following a nine-year-long career serving as a merchant navy deck officer, Peter Muller dedicated the following twenty-eight years of his working life to public service. After opting for early retirement, Peter has been able to concentrate on a variety of activities including fishing, astronomy and playing the accordion.

Farewell Chapelon is Peter Muller’s first novel.

Customer Reviews
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2 reviews
  • Judith Fox

    This is a great book, a really good read with unexpected twists and turns. The author is clearly very knowledgeable about ships and coast guards, what can go wrong and possible solutions. I'm much wiser now about how life on board a merchant ship runs and the inherent dangers for those who choose a life at sea. Thank you to the author for entertaining and informing me in such an enjoyable way!

  • Peter Muller

    This is my finest work to date, some parts are better than others. Maybe skip a few pages as it’s a bit slow to start.

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