Friday, 25 August 2017
A Captain's Ransom
It tells the story of Captain Alex "Joe" Westland and what happened on 14th May 2013.
Alex was a retired ship's captain and an ex trawler captain.
Whilst his vessel St Patrick was off the coast of Nigeria it was attacked by pirates and he was taken as a captive from his boat to the Niger Delta Jungle.
Once there he realised that his situation was extremely grave indeed and during his days of captivity he felt that every moment could very well be his last and he feared that he would possibly never see his wife, his family or his friends again.
Captain Westland hales from Arbroath Angus in Scotland and he has written his memoir for a number of reasons. He felt that it might be of assistance to him if he were able to write out these terrible memories of what happened to him and to also serve as a warning to anyone who even considers working in Nigeria, which he deems "the pirate capital of the world."
The incident brought some changes to his life. He suffers from PTSD, experiencing flashbacks and nightmares and he was forced to take early retirement.
The book is an exciting read and costs £8.99 from The Book Guild. You can purchase it at https://goo.gl/wdCFDG.