SEQUELS: The Third Mate's Story

Through eight days and 800 pages of testimony in Federal Court in Manhattan, a handsome, boyish Swedish merchant marine officer unemotionally went back and forth over the dozen minutes of his life that he would never forget nor be allowed to forget. On the night of July 25, Third Mate Johan-Ernst Carstens-Johannsen, 26, was in command of the bridge of the 12,500-ton Swedish liner Stockholm when she speared and sank the 29,000-ton Italian liner Andrea Doria. At stake, as he told his story, were not only legal claims totaling some $40 million but the still unanswered questions of blame...

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