Caught in mountainous seas and hurricane-force winds are the swordfishing fleet from Gloucester, Massachusetts and a sailing yacht. The rescue services cannot locate the swordfishing boat "Andrea Gail", and Captain Billy Tyne and his crew of six are feared lost. This is a simplified adaptation of Sebastian Junger's best-seller about a terrible storm that occurred in 1991. It is an intermediate-level story in a series of ELT readers comprising a wide range of titles - some original and some simplified - from modern and classic novels, and designed to appeal to all age groups, tastes and cultures. The books are divided into five levels: Starter Level, with about 300 basic words, Beginner Level (600 basic words), Elementary Level (1100), Intermediate Level (1600), and Upper Level (2200). Some of the titles are also available on cassette.