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September 20, 2017 11:28 AM   Subscribe

JeffHK makes videos about being the Third Mate aboard the OOCL Atlanta.

Take a tour of the 323-metre long ship or find out how to anchor it. Find out how containers are loaded, or what's in a lifeboat. Take a 360° tour of the Bridge, or the Engine Room. Maybe now you want to join the maritime industry? Or maybe you don't? Could you handle rough seas or a snowstorm? Would it be worth it just so you could crawl along the Duct Keel or sail through the Suez Canal?

Do not miss this incredible 30-day timelapse.

He's also on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
posted by alby (8 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
Watched the Suez Canal. Yes, I want to live at sea. Watched the rough seas. Nope, getting green just thinking about it.
posted by TreeRooster at 11:45 AM on September 20

Terrifyingly, the "rough seas" video didn't make it look like the seas were all that rough - big swells, but not many whitecaps. I can't even imagine what it would be like to sail through rougher waters...
posted by twsf at 11:49 AM on September 20

Videos are nicely edited, and he makes them compelling.. Still not sure I'd sign on for that life, but..
posted by k5.user at 12:18 PM on September 20

This is a really well done and interesting channel. One of my cousin's kids is starting at Maine Maritime this year, so that makes it even more appealing. My mother's brothers were Merchant Mariners in the Second World War, one of them did it his whole life. See also John McPhee's Looking for a ship.

Also, the flexing of his enormous container ship in rough sea is amazing.
posted by Bee'sWing at 12:26 PM on September 20 [1 favorite]

Watched the first two and they're great. Referred to Mr. Botanizer. Thank you!
posted by Botanizer at 3:29 PM on September 20

Whatever Mr. JeffHK is doing to make him suddenly appear all over my radar today, well, it's working.
posted by humboldt32 at 5:04 PM on September 20

Holy shit, that timelapse is beautiful.
posted by btfreek at 6:27 PM on September 20 [2 favorites]

I live near the giant CSX rail yard in Atlanta. Thanks so much for posting this - will use to show the kids how the containers travel the world.
posted by EinAtlanta at 6:41 AM on September 21 [1 favorite]

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