Filed under: life, maritime heritage | Tags: Deadliest Catch, superstitions
No denying that sailors are a superstitious lot. But NEVER, EVER bring bananas or suitcases on a crab boat.
How Stuff Works – Why are fishermen superstitious of bananas?
Here’s Sig from the Deadliest Catch talking about his superstitions. (sorry about the Discover Channel autoplaying their video) (more…)
One of the most amazing things about the sea is that despite all the technology and science that we have at our disposal, it’s great at keeping secrets and perpetuating mysteries.
It often seems that when heavy weather is involved in an at sea casualty, it’s attributed to a rogue wave. However, as this Newsy report suggests, it’s not always clear sailing when it comes to the science of rogue waves.
However, whether you believe in “rogue waves” or not, here’s a scary video from the popular television show, Deadliest Catch.
Finally, just in case you missed it, here’s a CBS news report with video taken as a wave crashes through cabin windows of the cruise ship Louis Majesty, killing 2 and injuring another dozen passengers.
Good Read -> How Big Waves Go Rogue – Wired Science – March 5, 2010
Exciting Rogue Waves – Physics / American Physical Sociey – October 19, 2009
Rogue Wave (Wikipedia)