Monday, August 26, 2013

VIDEO - You don't want your boat rescued by an icebreaker - will you and your boat both survive the rescue?

I thought I'd share this video of the S/V FINE TOLERANCE being towed out of pack ice by a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker.

YOU REALLY DO NOT WANT TO EXPERIENCE THIS WITH YOUR VESSEL - PLEASE GET OUT OF THE ARCTIC ASAP!

Video url: http://youtu.be/nsOsWEo4p1Y

6 comments:

Dodgy Geezer said...

But.... I thought that there was no ice in the Arctic? Global Warming has melted it all?

We are all paying high taxes on energy because it's melting. If it isn't, why are we doing this?

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

Dodgy Geezer I think your handle says it all... ignorance... the state or fact of being ignorant: lack of knowledge, education, or awareness. More homework required... lol

You are paying because of special interest groups influencing policy and leaders. Only YOU and YOUR VOTE can make the CHANGE. Enough on this - I prefer to focus on the Arctic NW Passage. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I guess the owner of the boat is paying as well, because of the special interest groups influencing media outlets to continuously publish stories about the melting arctic. Lest we forget 2013 was supposed to be the year of an ice free arctic.

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

Don't believe just the Media... good homework earns the highest grade. I suggest you checkout http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/ for current discussions.

Anonymous said...

Dont worry, I don't, Been a Watts et al officianado for many years.

I do feel genuinely sorry for the sailors.

SJT said...

To me it's like the climber who gets stuck on the face of Half Dome and calls for rescue thereby putting other lives in danger. To take on the ice and then ask for help is something I just can't understand. Was there a life and death medical emergency or the like?
Sprague Theobald

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