Watch the top ten most watched, shared and liked maritime videos at Marine Insight from 2016.
This video of Mediterranean mooring surely had to secure the first spot. Med moor technique is used to moor vessels perpendicular to the pier and it takes years of experience to master it and do it 100% correctly. The master of the vessel in the video below definitely seems to have perfected the act. Checkout this cool video to learn as to how mediterranean mooring is done perfectly.
Next comes the amazing video of a ship shipping ships, i.e this special yacht carrier, the Super Servant 4 transporting and relocating luxury yachts smoothly. Watch this super cool aerial video as the vessel lowers to take in the yachts (and small/big sailing vessels) and then rises up to bring them out of water (float-on method), much like a floating dock.
Next on the list is the salvage video of Modern Express. The vessel, a 164-meter-long Roll-on/Roll-off vessel lost stability in heavy weather and was drifting fast towards the French coast in the Bay of Biscay on 26th January, 2016. Watch the impressive video of this spectacular salvage operation carried out by SMIT Salvage.
A terrifying footage showing Royal New Zealand Navy’s Vessel HMNZS Otago smashing into waves while passing through a storm has gone viral online.Created by Alex Croucher, the video shows HMNZS Otago crashing its way thorough wave of more than 20 meters in height in the Southern Ocean. Lets take a look.
A professional photographer had captured this video of the Taiwanese cargo ship S.S. Taipei that ran aground off the coast of Taiwan. The video was taken using a drone and clearly depicts the breached hull and the black oil leaking out into clear blue-green waters near New Taipei City.
The following video was mandatory for the top 10 list as it shows an impressive collection of the World’s largest ships in service. Some of these monsters are bigger than most buildings in Manhattan. And some of them really look amazingly weird. Fascinating.
Maersk Tankers carried out the world’s first delivery on a vessel using a drone. The drone was delivering a bag of cookies to the tanker. The drone hovered 5 metres above the deck and drops its cargo of Maersk cookies on to a designated landing spot. Watch the drone in action below:
This fascinating video depicts the training school for maritime pilots and merchant ship officers. Port Revel Shiphandling Training Centre, uses meticulously engineered 1:25 scale models of real cruisers, tankers, and containerships for training on its 13-acre man-made lake. Wind-, wave-, and current-generating machines simulate real-world conditions, to help the pilots learn how to maneuver in shallow waters and deal with emergencies—in safe conditions.
When it comes to ships, the stakes are the highest for cruise ships as the cargo involved are passengers and their safety is the highest priority under all circumstances. This video on our list covers the chief engineer of the Anthem of the Seas, Marzoochi demonstrating the many skills and great knowledge required to manage the daily operations of the Engine Department of the one of the world’s biggest cruise ships.
Last but not the least, watch the amazing time-lapse video of the unique resupply mission on McMurdo Science base down in Antarctica. The trip of a life time was taken by Tanner Evans with six different GOPRO’s using time lapse and video. These short four minutes are only a small glimpse of the entire operation.
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