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Video of USNS Comfort Utility Boat Accident Involving 19 Personnel off Haiti - December 12, 2022​

What is Going on With Shipping?
December 15, 2022



In this episode, Sal Mercogliano - maritime historian at Campbell University and former merchant mariner (including 3rd Mate on board USNS Comfort) - discusses the Man Overboard Incident involved in the loading of the ship's Utility Boat with 19-personnel on board off Haiti on Monday, December 12, 2022 with two videos of the accident. 11:42

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Jeez. From a "this time only" safety POV, this was simply a bunch of dimwit dummies getting dumped in the still water.

Coulda been used as a demonstration of how to do this procedure in all the wrong ways.

But from a Navy Procedure POV, the squid Ossifer on watch should be censured big time. About ten procedures (put in place to prevent this or worse even in rough sea conditions) were completely ignored.
 

What We Do for ENTERTAINMENT on the Ship! Cricket, PS5, Gym & more​


23:00

 
Once in a while just for fun as a land lubber I will receive and decode NAVTEX transmissions. They are radio transmissions sent over long range HF frequencies to inform ships of conditions and alerts.

Over the last couple days monitoring I happened across some interesting transmissions. I received these on 16.8045 Mhz and decoded them using fldigi software.

A warning to ships about a rocket launch:

ZCZC FA71
MSGID/GENADMIN/NGA NAVSAFETY WA DC//
RMKS/
081527Z JAN 23
NAVAREA IV 50/23(11,26).
WRN N ATLC.
FL.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
181200Z TO 181323Z JAN, ALTERNATE
191156Z TO 191319Z, 201152Z TO 201315Z,
211147Z TO 211310Z, 221143Z TO 221306Z,
231139Z TO 231302Z AND 241135Z TO 241258Z JAN
IN AREAS BOUND BY:
A. 28-36.11N 080-35.28W, 28-48.00N 080-17.00W,
28-45.00N 080-13.00W, 28-36.00N 080-23.00W,
28-30.88N 080-33.23W.
B. 31-50.00N 077-00.00W, 31-54.00N 077-00.00W,
33-47.00N 075-24.00W, 34-02.00N 075-00.00W,
33-52.00N 074-26.00W, 33-30.00N 074-29.00W,
31-46.00N 076-57.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG// 241358Z JAN 23.//

A notice to ships about a Submarine wreck to avoid because it is material evidence in a court case:
NAVAREA - 0001-2023 - 01/01/2023
OCGANO ATLGNTICO SUR
CHART H-3
REMAINS OF SUBMARINE ARA SAN JUAN WRECK ARE MATERIAL EVIDENCE IN COURT CASE.
ALL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING REMOVING ELEMENTS OR TAKING PICTURES WITH AUV, ROV
OR ANY SIMILAR EQUIPMENT ARE PROHIBIED IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE SUBMARINE
PHYSICAL CONDITION AS WELL AS SEA BED, IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 45-56.47 S 059-47.04 W
B. 45-56.42 S 059-45.63 W
C. 45-57.41 S 059-45.62 W
D. 45-57.48 S 059-47.03 W



An empty quote because the interface won't let me delete it. :giggle:
 
Been following this couple as they sail around the world for several years now. Great vids.

Our WHOLE LIFE Is On The Line...Is this the RIGHT CALL? Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 399​

Sailing SV Delos
Feb 3, 2023


22:51

When a Hurricane is headed towards your family, your home, your business, your entire life…What do you do? As captain of a boat, you make hundreds of decisions every day. Some big, some small, some inconsequential…but when the stakes are this high and the information available to you is changing by the hour, it’s a pretty heavy feeling knowing that this is one decision you ABSOLUTELY have to get right.

As Hurricane Kay began to develop, we quickly realized that we needed to start making some moves- not only to try and create distance between ourselves and its projected path, but also because our insurance would only cover anything that might happen to Delos in a named storm if we were north of a certain latitude. But the decision of how we should respond was far from easy to make- as forecasts changed and information started reaching us from other cruisers in different locations, our heads started to spin a bit. This was an extremely exhausting time for us mentally and emotionally...the anticipation, the unknowns, the weight of the decisions that we needed to make, the preparation, the anxiety...We hope you enjoy this episode as we explore some of these feelings, share how we go about making decisions like these and processing the information available to us, and take you through how we prepare for the serious weather that was headed our way.

Channel:
 
Last one today.

Sailing to the last Icelandic port before Greenland I Chapter 6​

Erik Aanderaa
Feb 3, 2023


32:19

Join me on this windy, beautiful downwind ride to Isafjordur, Iceland. This is the last port before sailing over to Greenland. As usual things did not go exacly as planned.

Channel:
 

SHIP'S vLOG Q & A | BULK CARRIER | LIFE AT SEA​

Feb 7, 2023


14:13
 

Things I wish I Knew Before Buying This Boat​

Feb 14, 2023


I have this idea to start a short serries of things I have learned in the two years of boat ownership. 12:33
 
Feb 15 (Reuters) – Rare video footage showing the Titanic ocean liner on the floor of the Atlantic is being released on Wednesday, decades after the discovery of the wreckage and more than a century after the ship hit an iceberg and sunk.

The footage from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) was shot about 2 miles (3 km) below the ocean’s surface, just months after explorers found the wreckage in 1985. Most of it has not been previously released to the public.

 

FOOD ON CARGO SHIPS | STEWARD DEPARTMENT | GALLEY OPERATIONS | LIFE AT SEA​

Mar 9, 2023


Taking a close look into what makes ship's food so important. 19:39
 

The REALITY of Life WITHOUT Doctors on a Merchant Navy Ship! Life At Sea Dangers​

Mar 23, 2023


Ocean Survival: How to Beat Medical Emergencies Without Doctors! 18:55

Time Stamps
00:00 Intro
01:22 Disclaimer
01:41 First Action after Emergency
02:10 Communication Equipments
03:51 Internet Onboard for Seafarers
05:59 Medical Guides Onboard
08:19 Helicopter Medical Evacuation
09:11 Ship's Hospital Tour
13:36 Q&A Session
13:59 Does a sick crew still have to report to work ?
14:21 What happens during a medical emergency?
15:10 Are Seafarers allowed to carry personal medicines ?
15:42 What to do incase of no recovery ?
16:16 Is everything reported to the company ?
16:49 What to do incase of family emergency ?
17:47 Has someone studied medicine onboard ?


Life at sea can be both exciting and dangerous. The open sea can offer a sense of freedom, adventure, and excitement that many of us crave. However, the reality of life at sea without doctors can be quite different from what we see in movies and books. In this video, we will explore the dangers of life at sea and how it can affect the health and wellbeing of sailors on a merchant navy ship.

One of the biggest challenges of life at sea is the lack of medical facilities and personnel. Unlike on land, there are no hospitals or clinics readily available in case of a medical emergency. If a sailor falls sick or gets injured, they have to rely on their own knowledge and resources to provide basic medical care. In such situations, even minor injuries or illnesses can quickly escalate into life-threatening situations.

If you are considering a career at sea or are simply interested in knowing more about life at sea, this video is a must-watch. We will provide you with valuable insights into the realities of life at sea without doctors and help you understand the challenges that sailors face every day
 

4K M/Y KAOS in Sicily, owner Nancy Walton, Walmart fortune heir, waves friendly to the drone :)


2:32

The BEST video of M/Y Kaos you will ever see, shot with DJI Mavic Air 2S, at the sunset time 08/2022, in the background you can see Mt. Etna and Taormina/Sicily/Italy.

The lighting conditions were the best ever... firstly because of the sunset and then mainly because of the best led lighting i have ever seen on a megayacht before. The best thing about this vid is, Nancy and her friends waving very friendy at the drone, not distracted at all. Thanks for this opportunity, greets ;-)

M/Y Kaos, formerly known as M/Y Jubilee, 110m in lenght, is the biggest yacht Oceanco/NL ever built. 4,500GT of volume, the exterior designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, the interiors by Reymond Langton.
 

What makes the best liveaboard boat? Jimmy Cornell explains what he’s learned​

Every voyage starts with a dream and for me it goes back a long while to when I was a little boy and wanted to become a sailor when I grew up. That dream came true a quarter of a century later. At the time I was working in the BBC External Services, our children Doina and Ivan were six and four, and life seemed to be settled and the future promising.

The BBC Yacht Club had a 40ft Lion class sloop on which I spent weekends sailing off the south coast and across the Channel. It didn’t take me long to decide that sailing was what I really wanted to do.

I felt that there must be more to life than having a successful career, which could wait, whereas a world voyage with the family could not. I knew that it was a crazy idea, but fortunately Gwenda was a passionate traveller and, to my surprise and relief, agreed and gave her full support to the idea.

 

Sailing from Houston, Texas to my Home Port of Norfolk, Virginia​

Apr 17, 2023


15:50

In this episode I bring you along with me as I depart from the port of Houston, Texas and head to my home port of Norfolk, Virginia. It is especially good because I was finished my contract when we got there so come join the ride with me.
 

Tour of NEW New York Harbor Tug​

May 2, 2023


18:37

We are back in New York Harbor! (Well for a few weeks). In this video I am back in NYC Harbor working over on new tug (2 years old). Come along on a tour what a new tug looks like.

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@TimBatSea/videos

And Please check out my other channel, SV Paquita. (Link Below) / @svpaquita
 

How to Become a Merchant Mariner (USA)​

May 7, 2023


22:57

This video is to help those interested in becoming Merchant Mariners. Below I will list all the links I mentioned in this video for your resource.
I hope you all find this helpful....Good luck-Jeff

National Maritime Center (Info how to get your documents and forms etc...) MMC and Medical Cert. Card application dco.uscg.mil/national_maritime_center/

To get a TWIC Card: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic

Schools:

- California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) https://www.csum.edu/
- Mass Maritime https://www.maritime.edu
- Maine Maritime https://www.mainemaritime.edu
- United States Merchant Marine Academy (King's Point) https://www.usmma.edu
- SUNY Maritime https://www.sunymaritime.org
- Seafarers International Union Training Program https://www.seafarers.org (click on "training and careers")


Unions:

- Seafarers International Union https://www.seafarers.org
- MEBA- Marine Engineers Beneficial Association https://www.mebaunion.org
- AMO- American Maritime Officers https://www.amo-union.org
- MMP- Masters, Mates and pilots https://www.bridgedeck.org
- SUP- Seafarers Union of the Pacific (west coast) https://www.sailors.org
- Marine Fireman's Union (MFOW) https://www.mfoww.org

Extra Information:

- https://www.mitags.org/

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Military Sealift Command (Non-union, will hire off the street without exp)
- https://sealiftcommand.com/
 

Entering the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands​

Apr 29, 2023


6:55

Come ride along with me as I am aboard and entering the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands. In this episode you will see what it looks like entering a large European Container Port. Also you will see as the ship is mooring to the dock as well so sit back and I hope you enjoy this video....
 

Ship Spotting | While Onboard​

May 10, 2023


5:46

This video is just some extra footage I took while onboard my last ship and in the end of the video you will see a massive LNG powered container ship in the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Hope you all enjoy this video and see ya on the next one....
 
This post is a bit different. Ever wonder what happens to ship breakers salvage? Here's a couple of links I came across on another forum that explains what happens to the stuff that ship breakers remove from ships.



 

ADAMANTIOS KORAIS. : Rough sea​


7:13

SIKINOS ISLAND, GREECE, SUNDAY 07th APRIL 2013

THE MOORING/BERTHING PROCEDURE OF THE PAX / RORO VESSEL"ADAMANTIOS KORAHS" UNDER COMMAND OF CAPTAIN LIGNOS IN SIKINOS ISLAND / AEGEAN SEA / UNDER STRONG WINDS WITH FORCE MORE THAN 10 BEAUPORT AND HIGH OF SEAS CLOSE TO 3 METERS.

IN ORDER THE ISLAND OF SIKINOS NOT TO REMAIN WITHOUT MEDICINES, FOOD, AND VARIOUS ITEMS CAPTAIN LIGNOS TRIED UNDER VERY BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS AND BROUGHT THE VESSEL IN THE PORT SAFE.

IN THE VERY VERY SHORT TIME VESSEL DISCHARGED AND LOADED THE VERY FEW PASSENGERS; CARS, TRUCKS AND WITH EXTRA SEAFETY PROCEDURE LEFT THE PORT OF SIKINOS FOR AN OTHER CLOSE DESTINATION.

A VERY HUDGE "BRAVO", MANY MANY THANKS AND ALL OUR RESPECT TO CAPTAIN LIGNOS AND TO EVERY OTHER CAPTAIN OF THE COASTAL GREEK NAVIGATION, WHO, WITHOUT THE NECESSARY PORT FACILITIES ALWAYS AND ALWAYS TRY TO BRING THEIR VESSELS ALONGSIDE IN ORDER TO SERVE THE ISLANDS WITH FIRST AID ITEMS, FOOD, WATER, COMMUNICATION, NEWSPAPERS, ETC

ENJOY THE MANEUVERING OF M/V ADAMANTIOS KORAHS ON A REALLY DIFFICULT WEATHER CONDITIONS !!!!!

THANKS CAPTAIN !!!!
 

1 MONTH OFF-GRID...Are we ready to CROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN?!⛵️ Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 415​

Jun 2, 2023

22:15

We're about to wave goodbye to land & civilization for up to a MONTH...Are we really ready for this?! We've got a to-do list that just won't quit, so it's all hands on deck as we make the final push towards departure day. This is our last episode before we embark on our Pacific Crossing, and it's a super fun one! We welcome our last but not least addition to the crew, Conor, who many of you might recognize from our COVID lockdown crew in the Bahamas, and he also joined us onboard Delos when we transited the Panama Canal. Both Conor and Hannah bring SO MUCH stoke and good vibes to the team, and we were all absolutely buzzing as we ticked off all our final tasks and got closer and closer to setting off into the deep blue.

Also for those of you that have been following along at the edge of your seats, we finally present our conclusion to the ongoing transmission saga, and we are happy to report that after installing the "new new" one, it's been running without any issues which has been such a relief (although we did run into a slew of engine problems that were completely unrelated, more on that come 😂 )
 

Sailing Across The Pacific! 4 Semi-adults, 1 Toddler, and 3,000 NM (Part 1 of 8) S.V. Delos Ep. 416​

Jun 9, 2023

22:14

Let's GOOOOO!!!!! We are so stoked and proud to present part 1 of our Pacific crossing series.

Even after all the years and all the miles, crossing the Pacific is such a HUGE milestone. It had been years since we did a big ocean passage...Delos crossed the Atlantic without us while we were in Sweden welcoming Sierra into the world, but our last big sail was Africa to Brazil, which feels like a life time ago! We had forgotten what it felt like to spend weeks at sea, to lose sight of land, familiarity, and civilization...To lose track of time and daily obligations in such a monumental way, and become hyper focused on the present and living in such a beautiful and simple routine.

After months of preparation, we finally pull the hook and depart on our journey of nearly 3,000 nautical miles across the world's largest ocean. Within just 4 miles of leaving we face our first curveball of the trip as our normally trusty engine starts playing tricks on us. But Delos is a sailboat, and that's what we were gonna do! So we press onwards and meet some pretty epic conditions, catch a monster fish, mingle with some curious dolphins, and soak up our last sight of land for weeks.

We hope you enjoy coming along on this big adventure with us.

Check out Hannah's YouTube channel! / @hannahsailing2324
 

St. Louis MO to Columbus KY shuttle run​

Premiered Jul 5, 2023

19:53

A few days on the shuttle run from St. Louis to Columbus KY on the upper and lower Mississippi River. The M/V Aubrey B. Harwell Jr. a 6,120hp 170’ long St. Louis Ship class Towboat. This boat had a great crew to work with and I enjoyed my time on here for the short few days.
 

Mississippi River Shipyard Sunset Livestream Playback​

Streamed live 21 hours ago


31:29
 

NOT What We Expected Out Here 😳 (Pacific Crossing Pt. 6 of 8) Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 421​

Jul 21, 2023


21:31

THERE IS NO LEAVING SQUALL CITY 😳 Welcome to part 6 of our Pacific Crossing, get ready for some wet n' wild action as we approach the equator. We arrive to the doldrums, or the Interpropical Convergence Zone. This is where the northeast and southeast trades converge, and its known for being mostly calm and windless...on my last Pacific Crossing we had to motor for a couple days straight to get through this part of the ocean, but this time we are FLYIN! It worked out great for our speed and fuel consumption, but man did things get sporty! Definitely not what you typically expect from this zone. But on the plus side, we got LOTS of free showers, and we manage to make the most out of it and are able to laugh at ourselves as we navigate our rolly state of existence. Plus we enjoy working our way through the massive pile of Wahoo that's got our fridges and freezers bursting at the seams 🤤

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@svdelos
 
If this boat did 25 knots I would get serious.

 
This one's a bit different. It's a fun vid with a yacht chef.

I'M BACK! Joining Super Yacht MY Loon as Head Chef​

Jul 30, 2023


10:59

It's so good to be back! I've started a new role as rotational head chef on MY Loon. Make sure your check out their socials down below - they have some fantastic footage. In this video I let you know what I've been up to since I last posted, and we take a quick look at what's been happening onboard so far. Enjoy!

MY Loon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motoryachtl...
MY Loon Youtube @motoryachtloon

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@the_crewchef/videos
 
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