Category Archives: maritime

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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Dock your boat like a boss

Old video still has merit today.

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Dismantling the Costa Concordia

Time lapse of the ill-fated Concordia being taken apart, piece by piece. More info.

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Rough day for the cameraman

Trying to follow a supermod speedboat through snaky race course.

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US Navy hovercraft

A U.S. Navy hovercraft aka ‘Landing Craft Air Cushion’ or LCAC, attached to Naval Beach Unit 7, drives onto Dogu Beach during Exercise Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea. While the scenes are great, the editing isn’t. Some scenes are … Continue reading

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Skywalk

Alex Thomson, a British yachtsman, goes for a kite surfing tow behind one of his boats. It’s nice when you can go kite surfing in your suit and tie. Behind a racing yacht.

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Landing a chopper on a ship in rough seas

This video shows 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. Operating helicopters onboard … Continue reading

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Extinguishing a boat fire – Fave

Burning boat with gas on board is saved by the wakes of another boat.

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Barefoot water skiing wipeouts

It’s amazing. Up on two bare feet skimming along behind the boat and then… BAM! You’re gone.

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