Category Archives: maritime

Somali pirates

The fight between Somali pirates and a Private security guard squad on board a cargo ship, when pirates were trying to board the ship.

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Fastest hydroplane on Earth

After a 100+ years of evolution in race boat design, the modern Unlimited Hydroplane is the world’s fastest race boat, capable of speeds over 200mph and powered by a 3000 horsepower Lycorning T-55 L-7 military Chinook helicopter turbine engine.

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32-foot Spectra Cat speedboat

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Cruise ship construction time lapse

MS Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship built by STX France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France for Royal Caribbean International.

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Mad Nutz Jet Boats

Good ol’ fashioned Aussie fun.

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Firefighting in Dubai

Dubai tries to cross firefighting with water jet propulsion. This whole idea begs the question “why?”

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Ship repair

Built in 2010, the ‘MSC Magnifica’ is 293 m long and has a capacity of more than 2,500 passengers. She arrived at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam on October 20, 2014 and was berthed at the yard’s largest dry dock, which is … Continue reading

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Shift change at a French lighthouse – fave

There must be a shift premium to get workers to do this on a regular basis.

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How to build an aircraft carrier

Some of this stuff we know. More of this stuff we didn’t know.

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Jet boat drag racer

Some runs of a 10-second drag boat last summer at the June 2016 Lucas Oil Drag Racing event in San Angelo, Texas.

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USS Kearsarge: Replenishment at sea time lapse

The Kearsarge (an assault ship) hooks up with a supply ship. They need to do this while underway to maintain steerage. In laymen’s terms, ships can’t steer if they aren’t moving, and if they stayed still they would smash into … Continue reading

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Ship elevator

The world’s largest ship elevator at the Three Gorges Dam opened in Yichang City, central China’s Hubei Province, on Sunday. More in-depth explanation in the YT description.

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Chevron engine oil ad

This is an over the top reality show/extreme sports/commercial for Chevron motor oil pitting a super Diesel tow truck against a tugboat. Boy, can ya feel the hairs on the back of your neck bristling now? Best dialog: “Are you … Continue reading

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Extreme Dinghy Boat Racing in Australia

Auto Monday Yes, this is a sport. Arguably one of the more dangerous motorsports of them all. One navigator, one driver, and one dinghy is what it takes to join the chaos, but don’t be fooled by the smooth turns … Continue reading

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Launch your boat like a boss

This is the same guy we saw dock his boat like a boss. I guess this is what bosses do on their days off.

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Submarine escape suit

The SEIE suit is an ingenious pressurized suit designed to permit escape from stricken subs up to a depth of 183 meters. Rising at a speed of up to three meters per second, the number one rule of submarine escape … Continue reading

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