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Great video, launch and recovery of a horse-drawn rescue boat. Ameland beach in the Netherlands 2008. Imagine the courage of crew, shore crew and horses having to do this in a storm. When horses were not available men and women from the villages would provide the power to launch.  Click Here

On the 21st January 1921 in terrible weather conditions, the Greek steamship Aphrodite ran aground on Redcar Rocks. One of the townsfolk helping to launch the lifeboat was 28 year old Margaret Emmans, she slipped and fell under the wheels of the lifeboat carriage and was killed instantly


The Scandies Rose, a crab boat based in Kodiak, Alaska was lost tragically on December 31, 2019.  This New Year's Eve incident near Sutwik Island in the Gulf of Alaska led to a harrowing rescue, a difficult investigation and helped change the way regulators calculate for Ice Accretion on commercial vessels. The two survivors of the crew of seven told the harrowing tales of the severe list that led to the sinking.



00:50 The F/V Scandies Rose - History & Background

03:23 2019 Valuation & Thorough Inpsection

04:29 December 29-30 Prep & Departure for Incident Voyage - Kodiak to Bering Sea

06:47 Captain Gary Cobban Jr. and Crew Rotating Shifts at Helm

07:30 Ice Accumlation (Accretion) in the Gulf of Alaska & Bering Sea

08:00 F/V Destination - February 2017

08:35 Ship Stability Overview

09:13 Morning December 31st - Weather Poor But Within Expectations

11:09 Afternoon-Early Evening Weather Worsens as Voyage Continues

12:24 8:00PM - Vessel Icing Accretion Not Yet Enough To Cause Alarm

13:01 Sometime Between Approx 815 and 845pm, Ice Accumulates Drastically

14:08 9:45pm - AIS Shows Scandies Rose Turn Toward Sutwik Island

15:14 Vanishing Angle Overview - Rollover Minutes Away - Chaos Ensues

16:17 9:55pm - MAYDAY Call Placed by Captain Just Before Inverted

17:36 The Struggle to Survive as Vessel Sinks - Dean & John

20:35 Liferaft and Immersion Suits Make Survival Possible - But Kit Still Lacking

22:23 MAYDAY Triggers Coast Guard Into Action - Distance & Weather Challenging

25:27 Dean & John Provide Info - Large Scale Search Ensues

26:26 Investigation - NTSB, US Coast Guard, Scandies Rose Owners - MV Endurance

27:45 What did the NTSB & Coast Guard Rule Out for Cause?

29:02 Caught in the Churn - The Need for Informed Decision Making

30:06 The NTSB & Coast Guard Work Together To Discover Chain of Failures

30:45 Causal - "Williwaws" Dangerous, Unpredictable Phenomenon Along Aleutian Chain - NTSB

31:45 Causal - Stability Calculations by USCG Marine Safety Center - NTSB

33:31 NTSB Recommendations

35:02 Scandies Rose Inspires Vocational Classes Specific to Crab Boat Stability

Passage of the 53ft. aluminium hull yacht “Alioth” from Newport, Rhode Island on an amazing adventure through the North West Passage. 55min video of some beautiful Arctic scenery, a journey by two brothers and a lifelong friend during a brief period of the 2019 summer, navigating ice floes and icebergs to Alaska. There is a short loss of audio (4 mins.) around 37:50, but video still runs.
Regional Support Vessel “Caledonian Vigilance” recovering 19 metre rigid inflatable craft “Paul” in the North Sea. The ARRC-Paul was one of a fleet of 8 search & recovery vessels ordered by BP. These craft were stationed in pairs aboard the mother ship.

The Swedish East Indiaman Götheborg was built at the Terra Nova shipyard in Stockholm and launched in 1738.

In 1745 after 30 months at sea she was entering Gothenburg harbour under pilotage when she struck a well known rock the Knipla Börö, there was no loss of life and much of the cargo was salvaged.

When the wreckage of the vessel Götheborg was found in 1984, the idea to make a replica of the vessel emerged. The keel was laid on 11 June 1995 and she was launched in June 2003

Ten tons of hemp ropes were used for rigging the vessel, together with some 1,000 blocks and 1,964 m2 (21,140 sq ft) linen sail (made in England). All this was produced using 18th century techniques. The first trial under sail began on 18 April 2005.

The video shows the building of this magnificent ship from tree felling to launch

Last voyage of the sailing yacht Clyde Challenge. February 2017 home leg (Azores to UK) of the Ultimate Atlantic Challenge. Dismasted, disabled and taking on water 610 nautical miles south west of Lands End.
Video by crewmember yrag1958
YouTube        Top 5 Lighthouses in storms
Wreck of the Danish Brig "Caroline" at Redcar Christmas Day 1836 and the tragic death of all the crew and Lifeboatman William Guy
One of Trident Seafood's largest crab vessels the  "Southern Wind” entering St. Paul’s Harbour,
St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea. January storm into a difficult entrance.
Everyone wants to be the Captain until it’s time to do Captain things!!
(Credit Aaron Lestenkof)
With the precious support of the French Navy (Marine Nationale Francaise) and French television TF1, a team of two people (Fulvio d’Aguanno et Tanguy Thuaud) from Nefertiti Prod. spent forty days onboard the Frégate - helicopter carrier - NIVOSE to shoot videos from the Vendée Globe sailors around the Kerguelen Islands, in the south Indian Ocean.
Alex Thompson the lone skipper of the Hugo Boss waves the Union Flag to the French Navy!
(Via YouTube)
The Kerguelen Islands are approximately 2,770 miles SE of the Cape of Good Hope SA

Two 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews from U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, practice manoeuvring in 10 to 12-foot waves in Nags Head, North Carolina. Station Oregon Inlet is one of five Coast Guard surf stations on the east coast.


U.S. Coast Guard video by

Fireman Stephen Binion

Fireman Ryan Sexton

Seaman Nathan Kapsar

March 2018

The “Draken” in a North Sea storm: -      YouTube Video from Draken Harald Hårfagre

At 115ft in length the Draken Harald Hårfagre is the largest  replica Viking Ship ever built. She was the brainchild of modern Viking, Sigurd Aase

According to Viking Sagas

Harald Fairhair was among the most famous Viking Kings. He was the first King of Norway and the first war-band leader to unify to Norway as a kingdom.

This unification of kingdom was fairly a love story. When Harald became quite well-known and successful in the battlefield, he wanted a wedding. Knowing the beauty of the neighbouring princess, Gyda the daughter of Eirik, king of Hordaland Harald asked for her hand only to get a refusal. Gyda thought what Harald already had, was nothing great and she deserved more. (Harald later defeated Eirik at the naval Battle of Hafrsfjord.) Gyda completely won the heart of Harald who later swore to conquer the whole of Norway. As we know, an oath to the Vikings was holy and one should never go back on his word and Harald never did. He conquered the majority of Norwegian territory and finally won Gyda as his bride.

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