2013 in review, a timelapse review

Well I decided to put together another timelapse video, sort of a 2013 highlights reel. Some old footage, some new. It shows a little bit of everything I did this year. Platforms, rigs, boat driving etc. I hope you enjoy.

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1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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8 Responses to 2013 in review, a timelapse review

  1. Very cool: thanks for sharing that. I’m guessing your vessel has pod drives? When you’re staying in position off the rig is the position held automatically via geo location tied into the drive system? (Like ‘skyhook’ available in recreational vessels I mean) Lastly are bow thrusters also used in that alongside maneuver? Just curious. Thanks!

    • Thanks Capt,
      The camera I use is a gopro so it has a fish eye lens. The wide angle is great for this kind of thing, and it takes some awesome still shots as well.
      Currently I am hoping to get my large osv endorsement so I can get on something bigger, get my 3rd mate etc. I’d like to be on a construction boat like the Orion eventually.

  2. Matt, My vessel has azimuthing drives, more commonly called zdrives which are what the pod drives you see on recreational vessels have come from. The main difference being that ours rotate 360 degrees where as to my knowledge the recreational versions do not.
    While at the rig we do hold position via a Dynamic positioning system, or DP for short. Ours is built by a company called Kongsberg, however most of my companies fleet uses Marine Technologies (a Chouest owned company). There are different levels of classing for DP vessels according to how many single point errors they can sustain and still hold position. We use a combination of GPS (two independent units) as well as relative reference units (in our case a laser based range and bearing system) to hold position alongside the rig.
    We do have two thrusters in the bow, a rather useless 350HP (new indicated power) tunnel thruster and a drop down azimuthing thruster similar to the pair at the stern. We use both if these thrusters while on DP, and occasionally the tunnel thruster while in port.

  3. Capt Jill says:

    Hi there,
    That’s a really cool video! I love the time lapse, it makes it all so much more entertaining. 😉 Did you do something to your camera? It looks very strange.
    I never joined the cajun navy tho been around their equipment plenty. Hard to avoid it. 🙂
    I used to work on the Global Orion, she looks a lot more beat up in your video than when I was on there.

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  6. JayNola says:

    What was up with your stores crane? The first time you backed into C Port I thought someone was going to be buying a new roof. Figured I’d have heard about it if it had happened though.

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