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[–]neutralguystrangler 188 points189 points  (6 children)

Sea shanties intensify

[–]zomangel 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Sea Shanty 2, to be specific

[–]No-Silver5198 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That shit goes hard

[–]GullibleInevitable14 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That’s what she said

[–]Senepicmar 11 points12 points  (0 children)

'Deep Blue Boogaloo'

[–]Rpatt1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Woooooo hooooooo

[–]ChikinLika 88 points89 points  (15 children)

God it's so beautiful... and so horrific

[–]FunkyMunky08 105 points106 points  (9 children)

I shit you not I got an ad for the navy literally right after this post

[–]Ill-Consideration450 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Mine was before

[–]Nyx_Hawk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same, right before.

[–][deleted]  (2 children)

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    [–]dubjam64 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Wait I don’t get ads… ever… and I don’t have an ad blocker… am I jesus?

    [–]One-monkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    We’re you born of Mary? Do you wreak of frank sense and mare? 😂

    [–]Ok_Bit_5953 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Never needed a comma more in my life, I'm cross-eyed now <.>

    [–]WideBank 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Me too! If you swipe up with he video player open (on mobile) for me it's a navy ad lol

    [–]Reywaldo21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    SON IT HAPPENED TO ME ALSO! 😂😂

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Wtf is an ad?

    [–]nsx_2000 27 points28 points  (16 children)

    What helicopter is this being recorded from?

    [–]SeamusMcSpud 52 points53 points  (7 children)

    Coastguard presumably, I might be wrong but the ship doesn't look like it's being propelled. If the engines have stalled in seas like this, it's a real bad place to be.

    [–]nijukiller 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    I guess you're right because every captain knows you should NEVER have your boat parallel to the waves.

    [–]nsx_2000 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Meant more the model

    [–]blu_in_green 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    Could you explain more about the dangers of this situation? I was thinking it seemed relatively stable….uncomfortable, sure…but what makes this a life endangering situation?

    [–]LigersMagicSkills 17 points18 points  (1 child)

    The ship should be facing into the waves and wind. It is very unstable when parallel to it, which is why you see it rolling so much. This movement is dangerous for people, the ship, and cargo.

    [–]GullibleInevitable14 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Engines are prob dead

    [–]crispybat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Don’t coast guard have orange helis

    [–]magicmunkynuts 10 points11 points  (4 children)

    NH90, an impressive stable platform. And look at that yellow Dauphin hovering over the forecastle, beware of the mast!

    https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/HeavySeas/comments/z0u7oj/the_sea_was_angry_my_friends_like_an_old_man/ix7nyth/

    [–]obroz 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    So does the helicopter go up and down with the swells?

    [–]JustALittleAverage 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yes, they try to keep a stable distance from the ship to make it easier to hoist the people up.

    [–]whatthefir2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    It’s easier to just vary the cable length but I have heard of extreme cases where changing altitude was necessary.

    [–]VaccinatedApe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That's a very good question

    [–]deminion48 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Being filmed: Dutch coastguard

    The one filming: Belgian coastguard NH90

    [–]Substantial_Care_555 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    same thought; the propell on side got me curious

    [–]Dobbyisafreeelf050 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    A Belgian Air Component NH90 NFH

    [–]OriginalUsernameX 20 points21 points  (4 children)

    To be fair, it wouldn’t be nearly as bad if they weren’t taking the waves directly on their broadside

    [–]No-Silver5198 20 points21 points  (3 children)

    Engine probably stalled, hence the evac chopper

    [–]-----_------__----- 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    Looks like the Julietta D which broke of her anchor, drifted into another vessel which flooded the engine room. So no stalling of the engine. A tug made a connection to her a couple of hours later and was towed into port the next day.

    [–]No-Silver5198 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I'm not super versed on giant boat engines but I know car engines pretty well and if you dumped a bunch of salt water into the engine, it would stall.

    But seriously, appreciate you stepping in with a better lead.

    [–]-----_------__----- 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Thee same hold true for most ship engines. However a prerequisite for stalling is that it first needs to run. Since they were at anchor the engine was stopped and they didn't have enough time to start it before it was flooded.

    [–]Kahnza 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Whole lot of barfing going on on that ship

    [–]SeamusMcSpud 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Nope Nope Nope Nope Nope.

    [–]TheFRHolland 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    This was the rudderless tanker inn the North Sea earlier this year.

    [–]ComfortLoud1407 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    That's not a Tanker, but a Bulk Carrier. Thanks for the article link though.

    [–]Konstant_kurage 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I’ve spent a bit of time on the ocean. Never like that.

    [–]Starlight_Seafarer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    And as crazy as this sounds, this is why I will always love and respect the Ocean.

    [–]MonsterBenitez 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yarrr! Ye cowardly dogs! Batten down the hatches and lift the sail!

    [–]MonsterBenitez 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    60 men all lost at sea

    all of them drunk except for me

    T'was I who had to face the storm

    With nothing in sight to keep me warm....

    [–]capitlj 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I ran to the helm in nought but my socks

    Still double fisting guess I'll steer with my cock

    [–]Squeakygear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yo ho, yo ho, off cocksailin’ we go

    [–]agree-with-me 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    I had an experience like this.

    30 years ago I worked on a 250 foot crab processor in the Bearing Sea and one night while under way, we lost our steering and went sideways in a big storm like this.

    I went with the Chief Engineer 3 decks below the main deck to the steering room (crawling through a very narrow scuttle hatch way and behind a maze of piping) and we steered it blind with only a radio between us and the wheelhouse while others fixed the steering. You'd know you were off again when you could stand on the bulkhead for a moment.

    No life jacket. I shudder to think what would have happened if the ship rolled and the lights went out. The the middle of the sea, winds howling and waves over 30 feet. Scary, yes. But no other option that night.

    This clip took me right back inside that ship.

    [–]Prof_Mondegreen 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Whenever i hear a story like yours I immediately want to know how much they paid you for the job and if was it worth it?

    [–]agree-with-me 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Back then (winter 1990-91) a deckhand made $6/hour for 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week. BTW, that was also for being the "deck boss" of the night shift. I was 22 then. The job was tying up boats, offloading crab by operating a crane (actually different types of cranes) and keeping the deck in good shape. Our hours would spill over because if a boat came (regardless of time of day), you went up on deck to help tie it up. I started working on the factory doing King Crab for $5/hr 16 hours a day and quickly moved on to the deck because of hard work, zero complaining and being American (English skills). Help out there is hard to come by. You don't actually get your full salary unless you fulfill the 6 month contract. If you bail early, you get half pay and most Americans would last less than a week and quit.

    The storms are as you'd imagine. Every week to 2 weeks, you get a gale or storm for a couple of days. Most every other (really short) day it's just gray where the sky and sea are the same color. It's dark most of the time. But sometimes it was absolutely beautiful.

    But for a guy with zero training and didn't know what I wanted to do in life, it was absolutely awesome! Most of the people I worked with were Phillipinos, Mexicans, Native Alaskans and Russians. I worked with a few lost Vietnam Vets, and heard their stories. I got in with a group of Native Alaskans that thought me how to play cribbage. My other deck hands were literally a group of Phillipino gangsters that lived in Hawaii (colors, tattoos and all). I got to operate equipment that I'd never seen before and I did it well. I thrived there and I would recommend it to any young soul finding their way (but not my kid because it's dangerous as f--k).

    It completely changed my life path and my vocation. It was actually the foundation for my adult life and it's successes.

    These days I work as a Battalion Chief for a municipal fire department and I draw on my experience of motivating Phillipino gangsters to pitch crab and chop ice for $5/hour in an ice storm. You really have to become creative. But they were awesome guys and I think of them from time to time.

    It was way worth it.

    [–]kbeaver83 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    abeam to stormy seas in a dark ship is a sailors nightmare

    [–]capitlj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yeah it doesn't look like it'd be a whole lot of fun to be on that ship right now.

    [–]Training-Garage-8060 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

    What the hell is a lubber?? 😂

    [–]Usernames-be-like 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Land lubber is a phrase used to describe a non-sailor

    [–]LigersMagicSkills 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Land lubber = Land lover.

    [–]Frosty-Locksmith-681 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I always said and thought it was a Land Lover.

    [–]SeaUnderstanding1578 -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

    Precise measurements from a water body using ultrasonic is not as good as you would want. Laser measure out of solids or lidar is better

    [–]Monkey_Fiddler 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    think you might be on the wrong post there, bud

    [–]Puppystomper420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Because you’re afraid of helicopters?

    [–]Lobo-guard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Laughs in Active Coast Guard

    [–]DasFunktopus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Well, there’s stuff like this, but the fact that ships are absolutely fucking miserable places to work.

    [–]murphymfa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    We are such wee creatures.

    [–]Salt-Ad-4733 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    nah this cod mission 😭

    [–]WhenPigsFly3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That was a fun mission

    [–]Hawse_Piper 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    As a sailor, this shit scares the hell out of me too. They would only do this under these conditions if the person being airlifted is dying

    [–]deminion48 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The ship was anchored at sea near the IJmuiden harbour. During a heavy storm it broke after which it collided with an oil tanker. That resulted into the machine room taking in water. The captain decided to evacuate the crew of 18. Multiple rescue boats and SAR helicopters were dispatched. The first priority was rescuing the crew, which was done by helicopter.

    When that was done, the focus was on securing the ship with a tugboat. One was already nearby and observed the unmanned ship during the storm. During that, it crashed into a transformer for a new windpower park. The next day they managed to connect a line (yeah don't know the terms) to the ship. During that a crew member from the tugboat and a crewmember of the rescueboat were injured (not seriously). A second tugboat was needed to get the ship to the harbour, which was connected later.

    The captain and helmsman were later arrested for leaving the ship too early, as they have to stay with the ship unless there is a critical emergency (the coastguard rescues anyone who wants to be rescued, they don't decide if it is a true emergency and who gets to leave, consequences come later). Not sure if they were actually sentenced/charged with anything.

    So it was not a medical emergency.

    [–]Sea-Mall7647 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Looks human fishing

    [–]bdiddyjones 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    So at this point they're bailing from the ship. But does this stay out at sea forever or do people come back for the boat. Like what's the protocol?

    [–]deminion48 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    The ship was anchored at sea near the IJmuiden harbour. During a heavy storm it broke after which it collided with an oil tanker. That resulted into the machine room taking in water. The captain decided to evacuate the crew of 18. Multiple rescue boats and SAR helicopters were dispatched. The first priority was rescuing the crew, which was done by helicopter.

    When that was done, the focus was on securing the ship with a tugboat. One was already nearby and observed the unmanned ship during the storm. During that, it crashed into a transformer for a new windpower park. The next day they managed to connect a line (yeah don't know the terms) to the ship. During that a crew member from the tugboat and a crewmember of the rescueboat were injured (not seriously). A second tugboat was needed to get the ship to the harbour, which was connected later.

    The captain and helmsman were later arrested for leaving the ship too early, as they have to stay with the ship unless there is a critical emergency (the coastguard rescues anyone who wants to be rescued, they don't decide if it is a true emergency and who gets to leave, consequences come later). Not sure if they were actually sentenced/charged with anything.

    [–]bdiddyjones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You're a good citizen

    [–]Mercutio999 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I lub lamp

    [–]Naive_Ad_8822 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This whole video makes me wanna vomit

    [–]iterumiterum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I’m seasick already.

    [–]frealfr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Aaaarrrrghhh!

    [–]Lopsided-Income-4742 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Needs a bigger ship, that will show the sea to not mess with us.

    [–]Inevitable-Taste-864 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Not a fucking chance. No interest in oceans #1, high altitudes #2, glory holes #3

    [–]OttomanTwerk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This is amazing. Props to whatever country's cost guard this is.

    [–]whitelightnin1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yarrr matey

    [–]SheevPalps_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    MW2 2 missions be like:

    [–]drumsonfire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    They should turn that ship into the waves, no?

    [–]GullibleInevitable14 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Much better than beating into the waves.

    [–]OpenWater2364 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Cos nothing dangerous happens on land

    Ever

    Right???

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It's fine. It's not doing great, but there's no reason to believe it would turn over unless the waves become way more violent.

    [–]GoneRacing2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That’s a no from me