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Interesting Youtube channels
« on: Feb 06, 2022, 11:58 AM »
I've been getting absorbed in various shippy youtube channels the past few weeks as a distraction from the stresses of the daily grind.

This chap is a super yacht captain and does some interesting videos around the operation of his ship, and he clearly absolutely loves his job, which makes me very envious...   they recently relocated their Superyacht from the Med to the Caribbean on board a superyacht transporter, and he did a series of videos about how it works, and its fascinating.

https://www.youtube.com/c/SuperYachtCaptain

And I also randomly found myself watching this chaps videos.  He seems to be a captain-for-hire and moves various ships around the Hudson river area.  In one of his videos he takes a fuel barge alongside a huge cruise ship at one of the New York piers, and the skill and co-ordination involved is incredible.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TimBatSea

I found myself also watching a Stephen Payne video about Titanic, which rekindled my interest in that ship after trying to avoid her for 20 years... the only problem now is my YouTube suggestions include hundreds of Titanic suggestions!  One interesting recent video was from Robert Ballard, the Oceanographer who found her originally.  He wants to paint Titanic with a coating to stop her rusting further, and he's furious at the later expeditions, including the commercial ones, that have been landing on the deck of Titanic and denting her badly.  His trips down used small ROVs that didn't do any damage at all.
 
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2022, 11:39 PM »
I have been following SuperYachtCaptain too for a while now and the superyacht transporter videos were particularly interesting. I've picked up on things such as anchor alarms and anchoring procedures from him, and his more recent videos on shipping accidents are useful too for the job. The videos, including the vlogs showing what it's like day to day with no two days the same, make me even more eager to get out to sea and to get that OoW unlimited ticket if I needed anymore encouragement and inspiration!
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