Category Archives: maritime

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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Drag boat crashes

The water is very hard and very unforgiving at speed.

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Crabster CR200 seabot

This machine is a remotely controlled underwater explorer vehicle whose walking properties were tested on land before underwater trials began. More info and another video here.

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Seabreacher Sailfish

The all new Sailfish is 21 feet long, this is the largest, most spectacular Seabreacher to date. The removable sail and retractable snorkel allows it to perform high speed barrel rolls and sustained dives. It has a water cannon in … Continue reading

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Little boat – big motor

Guy should put a windshield in the bow of this boat. It’s like the Little Red Wagon on water. (From 2007.)

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Firing guns at sea

The USS Vicksburg unloads a shit ton of of lead during a training mission.

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Hovercraft ferry service

Dover to Calais in a giant hovercraft. Better than the Chunnel I’d say. Unless there’s trouble with that under-bag thing.

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Navy speed trial

USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) is tested at high speeds during her acceptance trials. 45 knots = 51 mph. On water.

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Coolest guy at the boat ramp – Fave

He can’t take it camping though.

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Cruise ship construction time lapse

So many, many pieces. A project manager’s nightmare. [5:59]

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