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How To Anchor a Mega-Ship | Anchoring & Equipment Explained! | Life at Sea

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In which I show you how anchoring is done on mega-ships with the use of windlass or simply by gravity. A detail breakdown of the components that make up the windlass. Brief explanation of scopes and catenary, anchor watches and anchor circle. Anchoring can be very dangerous if not done properly because it often involves massive amount of weight up more than 90,000kg in just the anchor alone without the chains. These video are not sponsored or ad-campaigned. Not intended for educational purposes (some information may be incorrect, I am producing these video solo with my limited knowledge). I only hope to empower and motivate youngsters in the maritime world while enjoying my hobby as a video/film maker. Follow my adventures! Instagram: http://instagram.com/Jeffrey.hk =====Where did I go last 2 months?? Cancun Adventure====== https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsizwRUXoa0 =====Navigation Bridge of a Mega Ship===== https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=Bj3_peT4u9M =====10 Reasons Why Maritime SUCKS ===== https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdMYEKwxTyo =====A Tour of Mega Ship's Engine Room===== https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7BhBsVigZw =====HEAVY SEAS! Bad Weather in Atlantic Ocean===== https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZA6gNeZ5G4 =====Cargo Operations on Ship===== https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj7ixi2lqF4 =====Top 6 Questions about Merchant Marine===== https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBpQ9Y4jEfg Music: Flofilz Jazz Mix
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Cesar Burgos (3 days ago)
I want to sail the seas now I'm I to old I'm 34
Ogre Under Bridge (17 days ago)
It takes some serious braking power to stop that free falling weight. Overheating is over probable. Have you ever first hand withnessed ripping out the bitter end ?
Tapirus Sbrabous (17 days ago)
Wow, great info and video! Cheers!
MrSaemichlaus (18 days ago)
3:45 I'm gonna call that guy a fool for not wearing anything between his eyes and those sparks and flakes flying off the chain.
Okraknife (24 days ago)
excellent job
Chaos: International (26 days ago)
1:48 music
James Monahan (29 days ago)
this was good. i'll look for more
Wim Harze (1 month ago)
love it thanks mate!
TheMan4407 (1 month ago)
Didn't think I'd be learning about anchoring today, but here I am! Very informative, thanks!
Nathan 7 (1 month ago)
What do you do if the anchor gets caught on something when your trying to pull it up
Dabi Cuartero (1 month ago)
Dude, those motion trackings are sick! You must be using Pr 👌🏻 Gotta have those on my vlogs too, you’re one of my inspirations. Would love to make a reaction video on one of your uploads soon. From me, a fellow (smalltime) seaman vlogger/editor to you, a pro, more power dude!
Brettvalery Brett (1 month ago)
Santee Bandit (1 month ago)
Very cool, very informative video. Keep up the great work!!
loopiewho (1 month ago)
Alex Gonzalez (1 month ago)
What was the movie at the beginning where the ship drifted?
Michael Pagels (1 month ago)
Alex Gonzalez Battleship
Fred Jackson (1 month ago)
How often do anchor chains get replaced? Seems like they take a massive beating when they drop.
CodyBoyy (1 month ago)
y is the the chain not tided down at the end cause ive seen videos where it get away from the crew and just unrows tell its gone and they loose the it is it so that can drop it in a emergency instead of waiting for it to rill back in
joseph Rapoza (1 month ago)
If you let an anchor free fall your an idiot...
Chillin Like A Villain (1 month ago)
holy ship
Robert Ferreiro (1 month ago)
Thank you
Just Imagine (1 month ago)
So how can a ship lose its anchor and why would they let that happen and does it just sit then at the bottom?
sive1231 (1 month ago)
You need to do way more videos!!!!!!
Darklord Ky (1 month ago)
Learn something new everyday. I always figured you just drop the anchor in the water and let it dig. Didnt realize there was math involved...
Francois Dupont (1 month ago)
i just bought 1meter of little chain for 40$, can you imagine how much 500meters of 1meter wide chain cost like?
sajidul shaikh (2 months ago)
I want to know different terminology of anchor such as anchor aweigh,brought up,on water,on deck etc,By the way your video is very cool lyk ur personality...Stay blessed my friend.
Sean Flynn (2 months ago)
How Not to Sail a Boat (2 months ago)
Whoa game changer when it is a megaship like these. We travel the world on our sailboat and in a couple weeks are posting our video about the time that we had to ABANDON the boat anchor! Sailing has been a huge learning curve so far as we start our journey around the world and videos like this are a great help!
Noddy 4000 (2 months ago)
Thank you. All ways new things to learn
Evan Patterson (2 months ago)
Do you think the worlds strongest man could break those chains?
FoxtrotVX (2 months ago)
Wait. Why do you have what looks to be an Iowa Class Battleship as a thumbnail for a video on a commercial freighter anchoring (besides the fact that you showed the USS Missouri {an Iowa Class} in the intro)?
farrel purwoko (2 months ago)
4:43 am I the only one who is clicking the pause botton several times in order to get what was that flying message
Mr. Hahn COMMENTATOR (2 months ago)
A very informative mate! 👍
Hello from Odessa maritime academy)
Akhilesh Saravanan (3 months ago)
5:10 "Casey Neistat time"
E Aird (3 months ago)
Dang that big battleship looked like it had a list
John Arizona (3 months ago)
Thank you Jeff. God bless brother!
Zeeshan Khokhar (3 months ago)
Thank you 😊 very interesting informative and knowledgeable video. Now i know
Mark Ivanov (3 months ago)
Very nice videos bro, wish you 7 foots under keel, promotion and success in your career))
walkabout (3 months ago)
flofilz am beat!
Light Of heaven (3 months ago)
Bro i am a fellow third officer too and been watching your videos...I am rusty now and a bit forgetful regarding gyro error by hand....I do it usually with the help of bridge master.. Do you have a video regarding Gyro Error bro? thank you so much for your videos....I recommended it to my cadets and subordinates...I teach them and same time give a link of your very informative and cool videos... God bless bro.
The Terrible Puddle (3 months ago)
I don't know why I suddenly got interested in anchors but I found this video and I appreciate it
Saman Hosseini (4 months ago)
How long chains are it!? And Is it possible to not go somewhere in depth!? Thank you!!!
MJORDAN23 (5 months ago)
Amazing video please can you help me out in getting a ship for internship as an engine cadit.
T L (5 months ago)
Do you have to be a good swimmer and know how to deep sea dive to do your job?
Shadman Sakib (5 months ago)
I think I found my favorite channel on YouTube.
MercyTheFooL (5 months ago)
how to determine how many shackles has been put down ? In our ship their is no indicator or marks /colors if it has been 1 or 2 shackles putted =(
lee兔 (5 months ago)
are u from hong kong
gareth5000 (5 months ago)
Very good
Sean Embry (5 months ago)
Catenary - cat-AH-ary. Also used for the power line of electric trains. Also: Taco - Tah - KO not TAKE-KO Jalapeno - Hall -en PENO Keep the videos coming!
Idellow (6 months ago)
great video, thank you!
merchant marine (6 months ago)
Dude you got a talent to make videos !!!!
Meriam Alta (6 months ago)
are you a filipino
crimescene25 (6 months ago)
my left handed ass would get sucked into it on the first day.
Western Chauvinist (6 months ago)
Hey that was pretty cool man.
mtb416 (6 months ago)
Glad I found your channel. Well done. Also, anchor systems on large ships seem designed to do two things: anchor ships and occasionally maim or kill sailors.
Rheinx (7 months ago)
Hi what does the 5 and 7 stands for ? Are they measured in metres or in shackles ?
Riley Scott (7 months ago)
On the one hand, I think you've done a good job with your motion-aware text captioning, but on the other hand there were parts where it detracted from my ability to watch the video.
Coleen West (7 months ago)
Actually, on my 55,000lb sailboat, the anchor "holds" the boat. The 300lb chain could not hold anything.
Neky Choi (7 months ago)
If someone's hand goes into the rolling chain part... oww...
pirotess2 (7 months ago)
After see this video, you can see how bullshit of "dropping the anchor" scene in the Battlieship movie, lol.
Gordon Lange (7 months ago)
this was a very well produced video. just enough information to be interesting, yet educational without being shallow. great job.
Sig Sauer (7 months ago)
Excellent video production / editing. Great job.
Toby Davison (7 months ago)
Great video. I didn't know the weight of the chain is what retains the ship when at anchor. How heavy is the anchor chain and what is the total length you have on board ship?
64 never give up (7 months ago)
How length it have?(
Mike Mayfield (7 months ago)
I am a little surprised you are allowed to film stuff while you are on duty. And so close to such violent movement. Thanks for such good informative videos.
Jeralyn Gacrama (7 months ago)
Theres a meme in 6:39
Woofie Dawg! (8 months ago)
Excellent tutorial Jeff. Very informative.
Josua Martin (8 months ago)
How you know your anchors tight on the seabed
J M (8 months ago)
Have you had any of the anchors ever hit any sea monsters on the head
catothewiser (8 months ago)
What kind/grade of iron/steel is used for the anchor chain? It has to be pretty durable - not necessarily hard perhaps? And it is exposed to sea water a lot and then dried. Corrosion resistance must be a factor.
da ne (8 months ago)
that gas pump computer weighted 50 lbs with the metal
Mark Fosseth (8 months ago)
When the ocean below is too deep ?
SONER AVCI (8 months ago)
seferdeyken zıncır kopunca napıyolar
Neil Ives (8 months ago)
Your videos are great! Very educational. Thank you.
lapi nuage (8 months ago)
"Choo Choo C-Ya" ! xD
Papz (8 months ago)
Holiday H (8 months ago)
Nice videos! I’m writing a book and my main character is a shipper. Do you know why the ports in Savannah don’t anchor? One of my chapters discusses delays in shipping and how LB and LA ports hold ships in anchorage for days/weeks..,Savannah doesn’t seem to have this issue tho. Please help! Thx man
Marie BCFHS (8 months ago)
if these chains snap, anyone near the free swinging chain will be smash to pieces instantly
hunter wilk (8 months ago)
Yo dawg, I heard you like retention pins, so we put a retention pin in your retention pin so you can retain a pin that retains your chains.
Adam Armstrong (8 months ago)
Good video very informative thank you
Mass Debater (8 months ago)
here I was looking at my mega yacht thinking how the fuck am I gonna anchor this bitch and then i saw your video and all was saved.... yeah no actually
life form (8 months ago)
Dirty ass anchor, fucking up the water
nitroxide91 (8 months ago)
Yo I heard you like pins. So I put a pin in your pin so you can pin while you pin
nitroxide91 (8 months ago)
Sick content bro!
eviljagtech (8 months ago)
Very helpful video thank you, one question though. Do you have "no anchor" spots on charts to prevent accidentally damaging underwater equipment such as cables and pipes?
jelteh (8 months ago)
i did see you in Rotterdam with this ship yesterday
Hasan Foyejul (8 months ago)
Ed Evans (8 months ago)
wot a load of HW wank.
Gal Bogach (8 months ago)
I saw in your video that you have in the ship and spare anchor, whwen you use it ? If you lost/broke your anchor how you supposed to lift this giant thing ?
breaker2898 (8 months ago)
Great info.... Lol "Casey Neistat style"
Ben Underwood (8 months ago)
Van's Videos (8 months ago)
“How to anchor a mega ship” *shows USS Texas in thumbnail*
rla1000 (8 months ago)
Is the scene at 0:27 really what happens?  It shows a warship of some type - no small ship -  apparently just dropped anchor, and the anchor sets, and ship is whipped around somewhat violently.  It seems plausible with a significantly smaller craft that that is what happens, for example, in a fairly strong current.  Anyone who knows, can you answer?  Thanks.
Gamer Andrew (8 months ago)
what will happen when you hit a submarine?
Tyler P. (8 months ago)
Have you sailed near North Carolina?
gamgy01 (8 months ago)
Hey guyz, i have a short question maybe you can help me. How do you emergency release with the lashing on? I've always wondered that. :)
Eric Alexander (9 months ago)
Jeff. You are a 'true' teacher. You know exactly how to relay information without 'boring' the listener with technical jargon. Again. Thank you.
Alan Ross (9 months ago)
GREAT FOOTAGE! Just beautiful 😎
Blue Terrarian (9 months ago)
But why would you anchor? Why not just continue to your destination?

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