n Journal for Contemporary History - Die Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag se reddingspoging van die passasiers vanaf die luukse plesierboot Oceanos : 'n menslike drama
|Article Title||Die Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag se reddingspoging van die passasiers vanaf die luukse plesierboot Oceanos : 'n menslike drama|
|© Publisher:||University of the Free State|
|Journal||Journal for Contemporary History|
|Publication Date||Jan 2005|
|Pages||163 - 179|
The rescue operation of the South African Defence Force and in particular the Air Force to retrieve 219 passengers from the passenger liner, The Oceanos, remains one of the most successful rescue operations ever undertaken. Despite many negative factors, the Air Force and other rescue services of the South African Defence Force, helped to rescue hundreds of lives. This article undertakes to answer the question why a 39 year old luxury ship was abandoned by its captain, why hundreds of castaway passengers were left to fend for themselves and what heroic deeds of the Air Force led to the rescue of more than 200 people from the stricken liner.
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