October 2004
Sea Power;Oct2004, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p56
The article presents the author's experience as a U.S. Naval Sea Cadet. She had the biggest search-and-rescue case of her life while with the Cadet. It was a Sunday morning in September 1990 when the search-and-rescue alarm went off. The Jupiter, a 392-foot tanker offloading fuel nearby, had exploded and was on fire with almost 1 million gallons onboard. The discharge hose on the pier had ruptured and the Jupiter was engulfed in flames. Pieces of the deck were flying through the air as the fuel holds exploded. The firefighting ability of the Coast Guard was at test.


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