Out-of-Print. 1986 Harper & Row Publishers HB, stated first edition, 1st printing. Novel by Jan de Hartog(The Captain, The Distant Shore, The Peaceable Kingdom and the play The Fourposter (turned into the musical I Do! I Do!). A 70-year-old seafarer is called out of retirement to captain the world's largest tugboat in the world. Throw in a Chinese crew that's responsible for dragging a giant dry dock along the coast of south America and there's plenty of conflict.
Used availability for Jan de Hartog's The Commodore
October 1987 : UK Hardback
May 1986 : USA Hardback