Category Archives: maritime

Salvaging a wrecked ship

SMIT Salvage successfully removed the wreck of the TS Taipei offshore Shimen in the north of Taiwan. The container ship ran aground after an engine failure, broke in two and sank. For this complex project SMIT Salvage deployed its 1,000 … Continue reading

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Thunder Child

Self-righting boat undergoes a bit of testing. Here she is in rough sea trials

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Ice removal duty

You can almost hear the groans when a large ship’s crew members are sent to clear ice from pipes and essential equipment. Scraping a windshield doesn’t seem so bad now.

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Aussie Dinghy Derby

Has to be the best race on earth, enjoy this edit of all the best moments of the race from the creeks and the crashes.

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Big ship launch

A big ship named after an ice crystal.

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Pirates attack wrong ship

Not far off the Somali coast one of the big Vestel cargo vessels is taken over by pirates! Within a split of a second the ship has a new captain, the soup is gone as well as the cargo itself.

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Humdinga amphitruck

Amphibious boat/truck looks kinda neat and would turn the heads of fishermen everywhere it goes. The exhaust smells like bass.

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Drag Boat Highlights

A few drag boat runs from Lucas Oil Speedway.

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US Navy three carrier formation in the western Pacific

WESTERN PACIFIC (Nov. 12, 2017) The aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and their strike groups are underway, conducting operations, in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike … Continue reading

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8000 hp drag boats

Dragboats in San Angelo, Texas back in 2015.

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Russian flyboarders

In the city of Konakovo, Tver region, a performance of flyboarders in neon suits and torches took place. Extremes hovered over the Volga on 15-meter jets of water. – Goog translate.

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Dealing with Somali pirates

Pirates have become a huge problem for freighters such that some shipping lines are hiring actual security forces to protect their vessels and cargo. Some of these scenes are from the US Navy. [5:17]

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Barefoot water skiers

Trying to set a new world record, one boat pulls 33 barefoot skiers. Not one foot was ticklish and no one wore socks.

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Jet boat build time lapse

HP Shoal Runner 21′ Raptor RK (radius keel) construction video. More info.

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Challenging landing

A landing conducted by a Prism Defence Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer during development of Ship Helicopter Operating Limits for the Lynx Mark 90B helicopter onboard the KNUD RASMUSSEN class Offshore Patrol Vessel. Prism Defence was formed in 2004, … Continue reading

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2017 Salmon River Jet Boat Races

This is the Saturday morning upriver leg of the race. I wasn’t able to get as good as a spot as last year, but the roar of these awesome boats is worth watching. [4:22]

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