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Across the Palawan Trough Russ Long

Across the Palawan Trough

Russ Long

Published August 26th 2002
ISBN : 9780595242405
300 pages
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 About the Book 

James Wellman was conducting a seismic survey for World Oil in an area called the Reed Table Mount. It is across the ocean deep Palawan Trough from Palawan Island of the Philippines. A typhoon destroyed their ship and it was thought all was lost until they received a demand for ransom from a pirate who claimed to have a round-eye for trade in return for platinum bars to buy him a metal ship. Rescue efforts led to island confrontations, and finally to Bugsuk Island where a love affair between the Indonesian seismic boat steersman and the pirates daughter added to their deepening conflict.