People of Note - Andrew Pike

In August 1991, excited holiday-makers boarded the Oceanos at East London for what was meant to be a trip of a lifetime. Despite treacherous weather, rogue waves and hurricane force winds, the captain decided to set sail and this led to one of the biggest air rescue operations ever as the ship started to sink with 220 passengers on board. A new book called Against All Odds has been published by Jonathan Ball. It was written by ANDREW PIKE, one of the most senior maritime lawyers in South Africa.