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Life At Sea

Here are some interesting videos from around the world. Although all videos worked when posted, some videos do not function now due to changes in host server functionality. Those videos will be re-formatted over the next few months and re-loaded


Creatures From the Deep
Whale Inspecting
The Wellhead
Whale Inspecting<br/>The Wellhead.
A whale arrives to inspect the new equipment on the sea floor. I wonder what the whale was thinking.
Strange Fish
Looks Like A Cat
Strange Fish<br/>Looks Like A Cat.
This animal looks and walks more like a cat than a fish. It is amazing what lurks on the sea floor under 7,000 feet of water.
Jumping Fish
Hundreds of
Fish Jumping 1
Hundreds of Fish Jumping 1.
The Gubert Tide at 5 knots seems to attract fish in a very big way.
Hundreds of
Fish Jumping 2
Hundreds of Fish Jumping 2.
The Gubert Tide at 5 knots seems to attract fish in a very big way.
Hundreds of
Fish Jumping 3
Hundreds of Fish Jumping 3.
The Gubert Tide at 5 knots seems to attract fish in a very big way.
Hundreds of
Fish Jumping 4
 Hundreds of Fish Jumping 4.
A whale arrives to inspect the new equipment on the sea floor. I wonder what the whale was thinking.
Abidjan Dancers
Dancers on
Abidjan TV 1
 Dancers on Abidjan TV 1.
This is a video of dancing on one of two Abidjan TV channels.
Dancers on
Abidjan TV 2
 Dancers on Abidjan TV 2.
I wish I knew where this was taking place. My guess is Nigeria.
Dancers on
Abidjan TV 3
 Dancers on Abidjan TV 3.
I don't know what the purpose of this activity was. Was it a cultural ritual or a dance contest? Some of his moves are incredible.
Dancers on
Abidjan TV 4
 Dancers on Abidjan TV 4.
This is a video of dancing on one of two Abidjan TV channels.
Military Sealift Command
Squats with
The Leroy Grumman
 Squats with The Leroy Grumman.
Before going off to a more exotic foreign assignment, we practiced refueling a sister ship off the coast of the US.
Squats from
The Bridge
 Squats from The Bridge.
The Grumman is one of our sister ships. We UNREP within 100 to 300 ft of the other ship.
Helming
Tankers
 Helming Tankers.
The two things I recall about helming an MSC tanker was holding course to 0.5 degrees and operating astern at four knots one day.
Heavy
Seas
 Seas
We could unrep in 12 foot seas and probably more it was an emergency.
Pulling Away
Fast & Furious
 Pulling Away Fast & Furious.
Once UNREP was completed, most ships pulled away at top speed with their theme song blaring and the crew on the rail. Very impressive!
Unconventional
Flags
 Unconventional Flags.
I never realized the US Navy had such a great sense of humor. Can You Spot the Pirate Flags? Wow!
Mexico
Food Transfer
At Sea
 Food Transfer At Sea.
Passing Food from Vessel to Vessel at Sea
Flaring
Gas
 Flaring gas.
It is hard to believe the amount of natural gas that is flared every day in the field, enough to power a small country!
Moored to a
Derrick Barge
 Helming Tankers.
Our OSV was moored alongside this derrick barge as the weather increased somewhat.
Heavy Lift
Part 1
 Food Transfer At Sea.
Offloading a ten ton nitrogen tank to a semi-submersible drilling rig.
Heavy Lift
Part 2
 Heavy lift 2.
Offloading a ten ton nitrogen tank to a semi-submersible drilling rig.
Mud Boat Alongside
Platform in Squall
 Caught in squall.
We were offloading mud to this platform when a squall started approaching. The drilling superintendant would not discontinue pumping operations.
Brazil
Heavy Seas
Much of the Trip
 Heavy Seas Much of the Trip.
The sea conditions were strong enough most of the time to cause violent rolling and pitching.
North Brazil
Typical Fishing Boat
 North Brazil Typical Fishing Boat.
Brazilian fishermen off the coast of Fortaleza, Brazil. They were afraid that we were officials who would steal their catch.
FSV 175
A Light Aluminum Boat
 FSV 175 A Light Aluminum Boat.
In addition to the rolling and pitching, the waves caused painful slamming forces due to the boat accelrating and stopping fast as it is so light weight.
Deliveries
Blue Water Over
The Bow by Day
 Blue water over bow in day.
The wave action was strong enough to send blue water over the bow.
Blue Water Over
The Bow at Night
 Blue water over bow in night.
Blue water over the bow looks much more intimidating at night.
Large Rolls
From Heavy Weather
 Rolling at Sea.
At its worst, we recorded twenty five degree rolls, which knocked stuff over.
Water
On Deck
 Wet decks.
We ballasted down to give a better ride, but this made the deck wet.
Ocean Rendezvous
with Desoto Tide
 Desoto Tide.
We were in a convoy with a sister ship, the Desoto Tide, though we did not see her other than on radar except this one time. We looked just like this.
Capetown Photo
Shoot by Chopper
 Capetown Photo Shoot by Chopper.
We had an unsuccessful photo shoot with a helicopter off the coast of Capetown.
Well Test
Well Frac
Yachts
Unforecasted
Weather
 Unforecasted Weather.
Cape Mendocino
Ocean Alexander 64.
Catching
Tuna
 Catching Tuna.
Catching Yellow Tail Tuna
Sail to
Catalina
 Sail to Catalina.
Principessa Under Full Sail to Catalina Island.

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