Raw Video: Ship In Storm Listing 45 Degrees, Cargo Released in Sea To Save Ship

Watch an amazing video of a cargo ship carrying wooden logs stuck in storm and listing at 45 degrees. The vessel is sailing in a dangerous situation, as the waves from the Force 6 storm hits the inclined ship.

But then the courageous crew understands the situation and starts releasing the logs into the sea to get the ship back in the upright position.

The motorman and bosun can be seen in the video, cutting the steel cables, holding the logs, with wire cutters to release the logs. An extremely brave and heroic part was played by the deck crew which eventually saved the ship and its crew.

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Watch this amazing video below:

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  1. We did similar on 210′ offshore supply vessel off of Capr Fear in 1976 with 30″ well head casing. Thread protectors filled casing with water and would not free water, vessel was sinking by the stern. Vessel was headed Yakutat Alaska from Quansit Pt. RI.
    Can’t remember Vessels name. Mental block(:

    Richard Seigel, I was captain

  2. its good to see such video especially for masters and ch.offs to lern how importent to know the procedures to securing and lashing such cargo befor departure consedering bad weather ofcours

  3. How brave they were. They saved the ship. I am not a deck guy but they stowed too much weight above the weather deck. Moreover, it is not that easy to proceed a stowage at general cargo old ship as her looks to be and eventually the assigned Chief Officer is supposed to be an experienced and smart guy. A few Chief Officers are able to do it nowadays. Regarding the weather, it wasn’t decisive for the incident since it was led by an improper stowage. Also, they were much more lucky because they were exposed into a risk of get the propeller struck by many of those wooden logs.

  4. Its a new sense,created by capt he should be very well known about his vessel.
    Another thing,may be its possible he can fill his starboard side ballast tanks or empty can his port side,I think he can stabilise his vessel
    ,so maybe he can save both vessel and cargo.

  5. Is the procedure for jettisoning this type of deck cargo not to release from for’d and work aft? I can remember reading that in a shipboard emergency procedures manual on a timber ship.


  6. I was an experienced log shippers working with a log export firm for more than 10 years. I never persuade Chief Officer and Captain to load their vessel to its maximum capacity to impress their owners. I emphasize on the safety , I know how lives on board the logs carrier were and I want the crew to see their family at the end of their voyage and end of their contract. Life is so precious.

  7. He can fill his starboard side ballast tanks or empty can his port side,I think he can stabilise his vessel
    ,so maybe he can save both vessel and cargo.

  8. Ballast tanks are certainly a great option, considering the GM is still not less than 30 cm.
    But, Timber lashing is an old practice, which allows you to jettison deck timber cargo, without putting the crew in harms way.
    Unfortunately, in today’s aggressive safe manning situations, it is difficult to get such experienced boatswains.
    Nevertheless, deck timber cargo, without stanchions, should be lashed as if ready for jettison at anytime.
    kind regards, calm waters.

  9. This incident is more about lashing method failure as proximate cause and would not have occurred had old-fashioned Atlantic Lashing method (loop lashing) been applied.

    Top-over lashing can never prevent racking, even with hog-lashings applied (which only serve to keep the uprights from splaying out board), they will only ever delay the racking.

  10. Cristiano Henrique It’s not rocket science, if there is too much weight on top course the boats gonna list. Probably they should have dumped a few of those oil cans whilst they were at it too

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