Category Archives: Video

The Finest Hours – historic Coast Guard rescue

The Trailer for the movie “The Finest Hours” has been released.  This movie is about the historic rescue by the Coast Guard of the crew of the tanker PENDLETON during a storm in 1952. I understand that the movie will be released in early 2016.

Rescue of crew of commercial fishing vessel KUPREANOF

This is a video of the Coast Guard rescue of 4 men off the 58 foot commercial fishing vessel KUPREANOF in Alaska on June 10, 2015.  It proves that immersion suits and liferafts providing out of the water protection work. Classing of new commercial fishing vessels of this size will help prevent this type of sinking.

Ten things I have learned about the sea

The film “Ten things I learned about the sea” was made by Lorenzo Fonda during a voyage he made in 2008 from Los Angeles to Shanghai on the container ship PORTLAND SENATOR.  Whether or not you have ever sailed the sea, you will enjoy this tranquil video in which he expresses the enduring and powerful nature of the ocean.



Man Overboard: Prevention and Recovery

Approximately 31% of all deaths on commercial fishing vessels result from individuals falling overboard. To help prevent these deaths, the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) has produced a video titled “Man Overboard: Prevention and Recovery”.  This video is designed to help those onboard commercial fishing vessels learn how to prevent individuals from falling overboard – and how to successfully recover someone who does fall overboard.

This excellent training video is at this link.