One of the most dramatic and photographic maritime casualties in recent years involved the Pasha Bulker which ended up on the Nobby’s Beach in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. I hadn’t been able to find footage of the successful salvage efforts until late the other night. Check it out.
I have consulted with my four year old Luke, who knows something about these types of things through his capacity of Mattapoisett’s junior assistant harbormaster. We are not sure if either of these videos are real; in fact, we think that the Thunderbirds one looks pretty fake.
Finally, make it through the first 30 seconds of this surreal video and you will be amazed by the power of Mother Nature, the ability of mankind to design and build a vessel that can take this pounding and the humor of understatement from the radio announcer in the background. What do you think it was like riding it out?