Within the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by one thing nobody might consider: a whale of mammoth dimension and can, and an virtually human sense of vengeance. The true-life maritime catastrophe would encourage Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. However that informed solely half the story. “Coronary heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, because the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and compelled to do the unthinkable to remain alive. Braving storms, hunger, panic and despair, the lads will name into query their deepest beliefs, from the worth of their lives to the morality of their commerce, as their captain searches for course on the open sea and his first mate nonetheless seeks to convey the nice whale down.