MT Pula in winter heavy weather Northwest Pacific Coast.

This 12 minute video is of the 600-foot product tanker Pula.  Built in 2006.  She is fully loaded on a winter voyage from the Cherry Point refinery in Washington State-bound for Guatemala. The storm lasted 4 days and resulted in a split in the bow. Fortunately, the next bulkhead held. Repairs were made in California before […]

velocity

An interesting piece on hurricane velocity Note that a category 5 at minimum is twice the force of a category 3 at minimum. A category 3 at minimum is 2.2 times a category 1 at minimum. Since Irma’s velocity squared at its 185 mph maximum of 3.42 is twice the category 4 value of 1.69, […]