"A story of sheer courage and heroism in the face of impossible odds. It is a beautiful read, with good lessons for our times."

​Sobantu Tilayi - acting Chief Executive Officer, South African Maritime Safety Authority

The greatest maritime rescue in history

A (true) maritime adventure story by Andrew Pike

AGAINST ALL ODDS - Available from 13th August 2019

in all good bookstores and here

...a riveting read. The detailed accounts of the passengers provide
a colourful and intriguing insight into the fateful sinking of the Oceanos. It is ...will give you goose bumps! Read it with respect for the selfless actions of all those who go to save the lives of people they may not know and who may never know them!"

​Dr Cleeve Robertson - MB.ChB FEMSSA, Chief Executive Officer, NSRI

"...author Andy Pike was immersed in the catastrophe. He
brings to the story the ring of insider authenticity. His factual background is profound and forms a lasting record of perhaps the most spectacularly successful and miraculous maritime rescue anywhere in the world"

​John Hare - Professor Emeritus of Shipping Law,
Cape Town