The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod
after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast
struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and
literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid
temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set
out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the