Finally, not just a ripping good yarn of adventure in today’s modern merchant marines, but an account of an actual event in the Arabian Sea. Take a ship loaded with jet fuel during operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, an unusual cast of characters, a woman connected to a mob boss in New Jersey, and an underwater seamount 9 miles off the coast of Oman, and you have Uncharted waters. Add a writer's obsession with the sea, a flair for the wacky, an eye for the good life, and the ladies, and you will see this is no ordinary shipwreck. Exotic ports of call, and kooky shipmates, from; Sweethearts, to Sticklers, to Slobs to Saints and a cross-section of misfits for good measure, with hilarity and good humor, and a primer in seamanship, as we follow their adventures across the Pacific and beyond. “If you like to sail close too the wind, you’ll be reading Uncharted waters.”
The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.
~John F. Kennedy, Newport dinner speech before America's Cup Races, Sept. 1962