Shawkat, who was married to Bushra Assad, Bashar's only sister, had a stormy relationship with other members of the clan.
Dive crews are particularly vulnerable because the 115,000-ton vessel is not yet secured and could quickly shift in stormy seas.
The Newsweek story has drawn a stormy response across the Web, highlighting the gulf between both sides of the abortion debate.
Subsequent guests have included comedian Margaret Cho and self proclaimed “hurricane of intellectual sexuality,” stormy Leather.
The log cabin in which they sleep has no floor or window, and wind and rain pour in during the stormy days.
It is full of fish; it is stormy; and the Neva is its outlet.
Their interviews were first blissful, then anxious, then sad, then stormy.
They are found hundreds of miles from land, skimming on the surface of the open sea, and diving in stormy weather.
Then if things went well—the temptation was strong that stormy afternoon.
When they had finished, night came on, dark and stormy, with furious gusts of rain and wind.