Tuesday, December 1, 2009

47 foot Motor Lifeboat

This photo was shot when Ida passed by. When the weather in at its worst, these seamen are at their best. (Note that when I use -men, I'm using the generic form referring to any human being. We have female USCG sailors and officers in Gloucester that go out too.)

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

This YouTube sourced video shows you what the 47 foot Motor Lifeboat is capable of. I suspect that this footage was shot at the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon where the USCG trains.











©2009 ShootingMyUniverse


Admit it. You want a ride, don't you?

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21 comments:

Rebecca said...

Yes, I want a ride. Nice shots.

Eve said...

YES but I'd be scared to death! These are very breave men and women!!

A New England Life said...

I'm with you Eve! Yikes! I'm more of a tug boat kind of girl.

How and where did you get that first shot from Steve?

madcobug said...

Leave me out of that ride. I don't see how that Lifeboat withstood all those waves. A big hand to the ones who work on it. Great shots. Helen

WR said...

I think I'll pass on the ride. That first photo is magnificent!

EasyDiverChris said...

The video has some frames that are totally green. It must have been when the boat was going all the way over. I found myself holding my breath and hoping it was going to right itself. Amazing video.

Your photo has the same greenish tinge. It's a beauty.

Thanks for posting them both.

Tabib said...

Great shots of Perfect Storm!

Carol Mattingly said...

Steve, Oh my God. You know that there are folks out there risking their lives every day but when you see what they have to go through, and I would imagine, that wasn't the very worst they have to go through, wow! No, I will not go for a ride. Yes, my hat is off to the coast guard guys and gals. Carol

Chris said...

Gosh Steve...
When I saw the first shot I was impressed, but when I saw the movie...I was stunned... These guys (behind men or women) have (sorry) balls ;-) To gout in such conditions on such a small boat... I'm already complaining when I'm on a research vessels that moves a lot (even if I'm not sea-sick), so i cannot even imagine there...
This is a stunning documentary Steve!

Roy said...

Thanks for showing us the boat photos, very interesting and your sea shot is dramatic.Wow.

Whitemist said...

Would you allow me to do an artist rendition of the storm, it is an extremely exciting shot!

The Early Birder said...

Count me in Steve.

Frank said...

You bet your A$$ I want to go for a ride. Great job Steve

eileeninmd said...

Cool post and great photos, That first one is just awesome.

Dot said...

That first shot is awesome! Frightening, but amazing! Made me think of the movie "Perfect Storm" too!

Quilt Works said...

Close-up of that wave is powerful and wonderful!


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Randi, Sweden said...

YES! Of cause I want a ride with this modern lifeboat. Lovely photos!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your first shot expresses tremendous power. And beauty as well, of course. Not to mention terror!

matthew houskeeper said...

Top photo is amazing!

Johnny Nutcase said...

heya, thanks for following my blog! nice set of shots ! we recently had 30 foot waves here and I got some good looks at the decent sized Coast Guard boat get thrown around...crazy surfers were out too! cool pictures!

Mojo said...

A ride? Well... maybe. If it led to me getting a shot like the first one in this series, I'm SO there!

Positively brilliant. In the most elemental way. Truly inspired.

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