Through Thunder & Lightning to Colombia - Ep. 73 RAN Sailing
Published on Nov 3, 2017
We would say that thunder is something of the worst to encounter at sea, especially at night. On our way to Colombia we sail in the worst thunder we've encountered so far. To see the lightning hit the water so close to RAN sent shivers down the spine!
We are a Swedish couple who wanted a different kind of life. So we moved aboard our sailboat RAN, a custom built aluminium Beason 40, untied the lines in the middle of the Swedish winter and started to sail south along the coast of Europe. There is no set route and we will go where the wind and our minds take us.
CSCL Atlantic Ocean vacates Felixstowe Berth 8 with 2 Svitzer tugs 3rd November 2017 Deano C
Published on Nov 4, 2017
CSCL Atlantic Ocean vacates Felixstowe Berth 8 with the assistance of two Svitzer tugs for her next port of Rotterdam. A 14:30 departure was planned but after a few reseats, the sun began to set and the pilot radioed Harwich VTS to say there was some progress and hopefully they would be ready for the services.
At 16:00 the CSCL Atlantic Ocean was ready for departure, 12.5 metre draught for Rotterdam. Two Svitzer tugs, Svitzer Deben and Svitzer Shotley stood by the ship and made fast on the centre leads with the Deben taking up on the aft.
The lines released and back onboard, the pilot begins with the departure by increasing the power of both tugs until they were in the channel. As the pilot comes ahead on the main engine, he get the Shotley to slacken down to let go then to follow up beside them on the portside to the Beach End Buoy while the Deben drops in astern and favours the starboad side ready for a powered indirect around the 90 degree Beach End turn out of the harbour.
Approaching the Fort Buoy the pilot radios the Deben to move out on the starboard side at full line load. Deben replies that they are on their way out putting around 95-100 tonnes on their line to help the CSCL turn the corner. The pilot seemed happy with how the CSCL was turning so he radios the Shotley to say that the Deben is handling the turn very well and would not require their help. Shotley swings around to head back to the tug pontoon.
Safely around the Beach End the pilot gets the Deben to ease up and come in to let go.
CSCL Atlantic Ocen will be back in Felixstowe around the 13th November for exports to the Far East.
Published on Nov 5, 2017
The original video has been muted worldwide by UMG and Bee Gees Catalog because of 35 seconds of their music used in this video...
Ok then. Here is a version with a little bit more Enya. Enjoy!
00:00 - Enya - Storms in Africa 02:55 - Enya - Pax Deorum 05:37 - Enya - Orinoco Flow 10:02 - Enya - Carribean Blue 13:58 - Enya - Only If 14:27 - Enya - Srorms in Africa (Part II) 15:22 - Enya - Anywhere Is 19:17 - Enya - On My Way Home
Published on Oct 31, 2017
We met up with a new friend Taylor and saw what they were up to at MBL propagating octopus for researchers, checked out the woods hole aquarium, got a work out in, and were soon underway to our next stop Newport, RI!
Published on Nov 5, 2017
Wicked Salty Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WickedSa...
Although we were making light of the situation the reality for Kate and Wes is that it absolutely sucks that their boat sank. They had just bought it a few months earlier and had put a ton of work into it getting ready to cruise. Check out their channel to see what they are all about! Wicked Salty drove down to visit us in Newport and we had an awesome time exploring Rose Island.
Published on Nov 6, 2017
We arrive in Sicily and regather ourselves after the jet lag of night shifts at sea. It is always nice to arrive somewhere new. It didn’t take us long to find some friends and these guys were locals who were happy to take us around and show us their island. Stefano and Maricetta were so lovely to us we felt very humbled to have received such kindness from strangers.
If you have ever thought about learning Italian or Sicilian in Europe, this lady is your lady. https://www.halisaclub.com/home.html
Also, let us know what you thought about the Catacombs in the comment section below!
Published on Nov 6, 2017
We sail 130nm from Tanna island to Efate island with no engine and have some exciting Marlin fishing on the way. Arriving safely, we set off island style on a drive around the island... https://www.sailingnandji.com CLICK THE BELL to know when NEW Nandji videos are up!
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, We leave Tanna island around lunch time and sail 130 nautical miles to Port Villa, Efate island, Vanuatu. We leave in a good breeze at our backs and have some exciting fishing on the way. Three Marlin take the bait and give Yosh some challenging and emotional fishing. We head into the night with a 25 knots on our backs, then two hours later have none. The wind disappeared for hours and we lay ahull bobbing around aimlessly in the middle of the ocean. We have engine issues and do not want to use the engine to make problems worse. Finally we arrive to Port Villa and inspect the engine with some help from another yachtie. Breaking more things, we set off around Port Villa in search of boat parts. We meet a local guy who was very helpful so we take him along for a ride around the island in a little mini moke car. We meet some other Australians on the way and two turns to three turns to five and its party time!
World on Water November 10 17 Liz Accident, Leg 2 Start Volvo, Gabart, Witty's Wit, more Geoff Waller
Published on Nov 9, 2017 www.boatson.tv the leading Sailing Video Channel and WoW TV presents In this week's "WoW TV":
+ Liz Wardley has accident on Turn The Tide On Plastic but it ends up well
+ Lisbon VOR In-Port Race
+ Winning Vendee Globe solo sailor Francois Gabart embarks on another round-the-world speed record attempt in his max-tri MACIF. At the time of editing this weeks' WoW he is above record time but he has a long way to go
+ Sun Hung Kai Scallywags' Skipper Aussie 18 Foot sailor David Witt gives his take on tactics for Leg 2 of the VOR and nobody could beat this
+ VOR Leg 2 start Lisbon-Cape Town and the wind has arrived. Big Water!
+ Gitana Racings' Foiling Tri Edmund De Rothschild readies for the Transat. A "Flying Boat"
+ Sir Robin Knox-Johnston Founder of the Clipper Race taks about the grounding of their yacht Greenings in Cape Town. All crew are safe.
+ Dutch Boat Builer Royal Huisman has a launch party for #399 Maxi Yacht Aquarius. The boat is huge and beautiful
+ After a dramatic start to the VOR by AkzoNobel Aussie Chris Nicholson a VOR specialist joins the crew for Leg 2 to Cape Town
+ Dee Caffaris' crew have a dramatic start to the Leg 2 in Lisbon. Great action and pictures
SS Edmund Fitzgerald. Photo: U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers
Note: This article was originally posted November 10, 2016.
On November 10, 1975 the Great Lakes bulk cargo vessel SS Edmund Fitzgerald carrying a cargo of taconite pellets (iron-bearing flint-like rock used in steelmaking) sank with the loss of all 29 crewmembers in eastern Lake Superior about 17 miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay, Michigan during a severe storm. The vessel sank quickly without sending a distress signal and the story of this tragedy inspired Gordon Lightfoot to write his most famous song: “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”.
The day before the event, November 9th, an area of low pressure developed over the Southern Plains and moved northeastward and intensified to 1000mb by 1200Z on the 9th over Kansas and later to 993mb over Iowa (0000UTC on the 10th). A Gale warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Lake Superior at 1939UTC on the 9th.
At 1915UTC on the 9th, the Edmund Fitzgerald departed from Superior, WI bound for Detroit. A short time later, the Arthur M. Anderson left Two Harbors, MN and was also headed eastbound. Both masters decided to take a northerly route to keep in the lee of the forecasted northerly gale winds.
Edmund Fitzgerald Most Probable Track – American Meteorological Society
At first, the Arthur M. Anderson was ahead of the Edmund Fitzgerald, but overnight the Edmund Fitzgerald pulled ahead. At 0700UTC on the 10th, the National Weather Service issued a Storm Warning for Lake Superior as the now deepening low was moving northeastward reaching a position near Marquette, Michigan by 1200 UTC (982mb). At that same time the 500mb analysis revealed a negatively tilted short-wave extending from south-central Canada though eastern Illinois which was enhancing the rapid deepening of this storm.
November 10, 1975 NOAA Surface Analysis
At 2030UTC on November 10th, the master of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Capt. McSorley) reported that a fence rail was down and that a couple of vents were lost and that the vessel was developing a list so he decided to reduce speed in order to allow the Arthur M Anderson to close the distance between them. Just 40 minutes later, Capt. McSorley reported that both of his radars were out of order and asked the master of the Arthur M Anderson if they could assist with navigation.
During the period between 1800 UTC November 10th and 0000 UTC November 11th the low moved northeast to near James Bay deepening to 978mb causing westerly to northwesterly winds to increase over Lake Superior. At 2139UTC the Coast Guard reported that the radio beacon at Whitefish Point was not functioning. Between 2200 and 2230 UTC Capt. McSorley reported that the vessel was now listing badly and that they were taking heavy seas over the deck. At 0010 UTC on the 11th, Capt. McSorley reported “We are holding our own” but this was the last message sent by the doomed vessel. 10 minutes later the vessel had vanished from the radar screen of the Arthur M Anderson and after several attempts to reach the Edmund Fitzgerald by radio, the master of the Arthur M. Anderson informed the U.S. Coast Guard that the Edmund Fitzgerald may have suffered a casualty.
The Edmund Fitzgerald now lies on the bottom off Lake Superior in two pieces approximately 17 miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay, Michigan in 162 meters (532 feet) of water. All 29 crew members aboard were lost with the ship.
A reanalysis of this event was done in 2005 by NOAA, National Weather Service utilizing the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS). The model run started at 0000 UTC 9 November 1975 and ran through 0600 UTC 11 November 1975.
Edmund Fitzgerald Wave Heights 01Z Nov 11 1975
The analysis showed that at 2100 UTC on November 10th there were two cores of high wind over the Lake with one of them in excess of 45 knots and the second in excess of 40 knots. The highest winds occurred over the southeastern part of Lake Superior where the Edmond Fitzgerald was heading. Wave heights increased to near 6 meters and by 0000 UTC November 11th and winds were exceeding 45 knots over most of southeastern Lake Superior.
The Edmund Fitzgerald sank at the eastern edge of the area of high wind where the long fetch (distance that the wind blows over water) produced significant wave heights (average of the highest 1/3 of waves) to over 7 meters (23 ft) by 0000 UTC and to over 7.5 meters (25 ft) at 0100 UTC with a maximum significant wave of 7.8 meters (26ft). Given a significant wave of 7.5 meters (25ft) about 1 in 100 waves could reach over 11 meters (36ft) and one out of 1000 waves could have been as high as 14 meters (46ft). Since the vessel was heading east-southeastward, the waves were quartering to following which resulted in heavy rolling.
At the time of the sinking he Arthur M Anderson reported NW winds of 50 knots which matched the model output of 47 knots. The model showed that the maximum sustained winds occurred between 0000 and 0100 UTC at 60- 65 knots with gusts upwards of 75 knots. Just a couple hours later (0300 UTC) conditions had eased to under 45 knots.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines that “the probable cause of this accident was the sudden massive flooding of the cargo hold due to the collapse of one or more hatch covers. Before the hatch covers collapsed, flooding into the ballast tanks and tunnel through topside damage and flooding into the cargo hold through non-weathertight hatch covers caused a reduction of freeboard and a list. The hydrostatic and hydrodynamic forces imposed on the hatch covers by heavy boarding seas at this reduced freeboard and with the list caused the hatch covers to collapse.
Contributing to the accident was the lack of transverse weathertight bulkheads in the cargo hold and the reduction of freeboard authorized by the 1969, 1971, and 1973 amendments to the Great Lakes Load Line Regulations.”
Published on Apr 20, 2009
A tribute to the 29 men who died November 10, 1975, aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior.
Announcer (0:04): An air and sea search is continuing for possible survivors of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a 729 foot ore carrier, which apparently broke apart and sunk last night on Lake Superior. The ship and its 29-man crew vanished in a storm with 80 mile-an-hour winds and wave heights up to 25 feet. All that has been found is an oil slick and some debris.
song begins at 0:17
Radio Transmission (3:11): "We last had contact with 'em, the mate had talked to him ... at about 10 minutes after 7, 19:10, and he said he was going along fine and no problem."
Radio Transmission (3:21): "But it looks from the information that we have that it's, uh, fairly certain that the, uh, Fitzgerald went down."
Radio Transmission (4:04): "Uh, no, I didn't have him, uh, visually, I had him on radar; he was, uh, exactly 10 miles ahead of us. I asked him how he was making out with his problems and he said he was holding his own, but I, uh, lost contact after that."
Published on Nov 12, 2017
Great lakes freighter Lee A Tregurtha leaving the Soo locks in the background while the Saginaw is being raised in the MacArthur lock in the foreground then also leaves. 11-11-17
A new search and rescue vessel being built for the Turkish Coast Guard has successfully passed its capsize test with its engines running, marking a first for self-righting SAR vessels, according to Dutch shipbuilder Damen.
The full-scale roll-over testing of the Damen-designed Search and Rescue Vessel 1906 were performed in Antalya, Turkey in cooperation with the Turkish Coast Guard and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in addition to engine manufacturer MTU.
The Damen SAR 1906 was first introduced to the market almost five years ago, and the award-winning design continues to improve through ongoing research, according to Damen. The design itself is the result of close collaboration between Damen and the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM), Delft University of Technology, De Vries Lentsch Naval Architects.
“This unique test with running engines was at the Turkish Coast Guard’s request. This excellent result has been accomplished with the great cooperation between all parties,” comments Damen’s Sales Manager Boran Bekbulat.
“Moreover, we are proud to say that this is the first time that such a roll-over test has been carried out successfully with running engines. We would like to thank the Turkish Coast Guard for challenging us to test our limits. Most importantly, proving the capabilities of the vessel for which she is designed, giving her crew the confidence and the control in all weather conditions,” said Bekbulat.
In preparation for the unique roll-over test, Damen collaborated with engine manufacturer MTU.
“We have been working closely with MTU to develop and improve engine software that is able to handle a capsize situation,” said Meredith Dijkstra, a Product Portfolio Manager for Damen High Speed Craft. “This has been backed up by engine roll-over tests at their facilities and our own proven investigations into the roll-over capacity of the SAR 1906.”
In the event of a capsize, most likely due extreme weather situations, a capsize switch detects the roll-over and signals the engine software to go into ‘roll-over mode’.
“At this moment, the water jets are automatically clutched out and the engine returns to idle mode to protect the engine,” Dijkstra explains. “This continues until the software detects the vessel has righted itself and the crew can directly regain control.”
The SAR 1906 also has several mechanical design features in place to enable continuous and safe operation of the engine. “We purposely used mechanical solutions, instead of electronic solutions, because they are safer and more durable,” she added.
“After all, this is the principle that we have been working towards; when all other vessels have to turn back to port because of bad weather, the SAR 1906 needs to be able to continue her work when no one else can.”
"World on WaterTV" November 17 17 Global Sailing News Volvo, Jacques Vabre, Caffari, Gabart more Geoff Waller
Published on Nov 16, 2017
In this week's "WoW TV":
Volvo Race Week 1 wrap
Spendrift Racing and Jules Verne Trophy
Dee Caffari "Turn the Tide on Plastics" goes into "Stealth" mode
Transat Jacques Vabre first finishers
6.5m Class Transat footage
Gitana Racing's Edmund De Rothschild on-board the maxi-tri
Leg 2 Tactics Volvo Ocean Race
World sailing Sailors of the Year in Mexico
Francois Gabart is ahead of the record in his attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy fastest record
Success in the Messina Strait. Swordfish for Days!! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 114 Sailing La Vagabonde
Published on Nov 13, 2017
Riley landed his first Short Billed Swordfish in the Messina Strait. Looks like we'll have enough fish to last us a good few weeks, having also maybe fed some fellow cruisers Cheers to catching our fish on La Vagabonde II.
Thank you to our fans Phil & Sophie for offering to donate one of their sailing shopping bags. We never ended up getting one but if you are a cruiser, you might find it useful. This is a link to their site: http://bit.ly/andersen-shopper
Published on Nov 13, 2017
We started our search for an affordable sailing catamaran about 6 months ago and it has been tough to find exactly what we wanted in our price range. We were looking for something slightly more performance oriented but with enough liveability for Sierra, Jetty, and I. Our top options were Prout, Crowther, and Wharrams. We finally settled on a 41' Crowther built in South Africa! http://tulasendlesssummer.com
CARGO SHIP FOOD! - Eating on a Cargo Ship! - What do you eat on a Cargo Ship!?! TheTravelingClatt
Published on Sep 24, 2017
CARGO SHIP FOOD! - Eating on a Cargo Ship! - What do you eat on a Cargo Ship!?! Cargo Freighter and Container ship food video! What do you eat while on sea in Maritime? Here youll find out!
Nordic Inge sails from Harwich, 19 November 2017 Shipping TV
Published on Nov 19, 2017
2005-built chemical tanker Nordic Inge heads back towards Antwerp after sailing from the Carless Solvents terminal at Harwich International Port on the afternoon of Sunday 19th November, 2017.
Published on Nov 20, 2017
We hoisted main behind us shrank Sicily, eastward bound, cross the Ionian Sea, 4 scoundrels, narry an air of worry, barrel to the brim, bearing north the cardinal buoy that be cardinal sin, Jack be nimble Riley be quick bring FOOTAGE OF THOSE WHALES BACK TO THE SHIP! And you, stand fast ye lubber we'll handle the sail, sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of the tale.
Published on Nov 22, 2017
A retelling of the rescue of the Green Lily by the crew of Lerwick Lifeboat Station. Coxswain Hewitt Clark received a Gold Medal and his crew Bronze Medals, for their role in this dramatic rescue. Footage from the Coastguard, STV and Lerwick Lifeboat Station.
Published on Nov 21, 2017
We bought the boat!!! But you guys already knew that. We give you a tiny glimpse of the survey and sea trial and bring you along on the maiden voyage of our 1988 Crowther Spindrift catamaran. http://tulasendlesssummer.com
U-96. Who's sailing saga was loosely retold in "Das Boot"
The interiors for the U-96 used in Wolfgang Peterson's 'Das Boot' (1981)
were actually modeled on the U-505
currently displayed at the Museum of S&I in Chicago.
I toured this boat as an 8 year old kid back in the 60s and to this day I still remember how cramped it was and how constantly you had to avoid banging your head on metal while moving through
Can't imagine what it would have been like as full grown adult in rough waters.
Total respect for the mariners who served their country aboard such vessels.
As 50% never returned to port.
"World on Water TV" November 24 17 Radical AC75, Volvo, ExSS, IMOCA 60, Transat, Hong Kong more Geoff Waller
Published on Nov 23, 2017
SuperFoiler, Ashby, In this week's "WoW TV" ETNZ 36th Americas Cup Foiling Yach Concept Volvo Race Week 2 wrap Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 and series recap John Pierre Dick takes first place for the IMOCA Division in the Transat Jacques Vabre France to Brazil Turkish Airlines Round The Island Race Hong Kong AkzoNobel Report on Day 11 Glenn Ashley and Iain Jensen join the ranks of "heavies" in the new SuperFoiler Team ranks Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 preview Maxi 80 Trimaran Prince de Bretagne dismasted in the Transat Jacques Vabre
MSC Fillippa swings for Felixstowe Berth 7 with two Svitzer tugs. 24th November 2017 Deano C
Published on Nov 24, 2017
MSC Fillippa wich sails on the Himalaya Express route which calls at Sri Lanka, India, Saudi Araba before entering the Mediterranean to European ports. The 366 metre MSC Fillippa sails from Barcelona laden with cargo and a draught of 14.1 metres before making her way West towards Northern Europe.
As there wasn't a berth available due to high winds Wednesday into Thursday, the Fillippa had to wait at the Deep water anchorage for the MSC Vega to vacate the berth deep water berth before she could head inbound.
Felixstowe Berth 7 vacated, a Harwich pilot boards the MSC Fillippa at the Sunk pilot station for the inward passage to the harbour.
Making her final approaches to the Port of Felixstowe, Svitzer Sky leaves the tug pontoon to be the first tug and makes fast centre lead aft. Svitzer Deben leaves the pontoon to paddle towards the 90 degree Beach end at the enterance to harbour. As they come onto a northery heading the Deben makes fast centre lead forward.
Approaching the middle of the harbour, the engines go astern and the tugs move out to swing the Fillippa to port. Swung around and Sky pulling her backwards toward the top of Trinity Quay. Deben comes in to let go so they could push up on the starboard quarter to safely land the MSC Fillippa alongside Felixstowe Berth 7
Ships ALGOSTEEL and JOHN D. LEITCH passing on Welland Canal RightInNiagara
Published on Nov 24, 2017
The upbound ALGOSTEEL is tied off at the pier below Lock 3, waiting for the downbound JOHN D. LEITCH to pass by. ALGOSTEEL then continues into Lock 3, while JOHN D. LEITCH continues down the Welland Canal past the Homer lift bridge. ALGOSTEEL is raised in Lock 3, and after exiting the lock, passes by the downbound tanker ALGOSCOTIA, Nov. 22, 2017.
" Wold on Water TV" December 01 17 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Finishers, RC 44, Kites Geoff Waller
Published on Nov 30, 2017
In this week's "WoW TV" MAPFRE wins Leg 2 in the Volvo Ocean Race Lisbon-Cape Town RC 44 Day 2 Calero Marinas Cup i the Canary Islands Day 4 highlights IKA Formula Kite World Championships in Al Mouj Muscat Oman 2nd placegetter Dongfeng Leg 2 Cape Town VOR Finishers 3-7 Vestas 11 Hour Racing, Team Brunel, Team AzkoNobel, Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and Turn The Tide On Plastic
Published on Dec 1, 2017
In this episode, I prepare for a tropical storm with my friends from Ran, have a nasty sail to Curacao and eat a really hot curry!!
The second part of this video has some raw footage of sailing in some sloppy weather with 35 knots of wind.
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" World on Water TV" December 08 17. Clipper, ExSS, AC36, Volvo, Sail Melbourne, more Geoff Waller
Published on Dec 7, 2017
Welcome to "World on Water TV" December 8.17 Global Sailing News
Presented by www.boatson.tv Australia's Most Watched Sailing Media Company
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In this week's "WoW TV"
Clipper Round The World Race Race 3 from Cape Town South Africa to Fremantle Australia
Extreme Sailing Series ends for 2017 in Mexico
The vision of the 36th Americas Cup in Auckland New Zealand in 2021
AzkoNobel Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 wrap and Life on-board Scallywag during the race
2017 Sail Melbourne and the weather lives up to its reputation, from good to horrible
If you live in Paris you can skate the roads on Friday nights or Board Paddle the Seine River with a hundred new friends. Now what side do we go past Notre Dame!
Published on Dec 4, 2017
Meanwhile, docked in Kefalonia - Greece. Join us as we fight off a mean storm and take a trip around the island where we visit the famous Melissani Cave and quite possibly the best beach in Greece! A beach that is also one of the beaches used in Captain Corralis ‘Mandolin’. We say goodbye to our pal Jack and Interview a couple of sailors with quite an interesting story. Videos made with love, Elenita xo