Time-lapse of 30 days at sea on a cargo ship

Date:28 September 2017 Author: Nikky Knijf Tags:, , , ,

A maritime vlogger shares a 30-day time-lapse of a cargo ship sailing from the Red Sea to Hong Kong.

Jeffrey Tsang, Merchant Marine employee, started his vlog to educate others about maritime employment. Along the way he has shared some incredible insights and footage about life on the open sea.

This video, Tsang’s most popular yet, follows a 30-day voyage from the Red Sea. Following the departure point in the Suez Canal, the ship sails through the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden located between Yemen and Somalia. Thereafter the cargo ship crosses the Indian Ocean to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. The ship then travels around Sri Lanka and crosses the Indian Ocean again to pass through the Malacca Strait. This straight is shouldered by Malaysia and Indonesia. The ship then arrives at Singapore to offload cargo at the port. Lastly the ship travels through the South East China Sea to Hong Kong.

Key moments in the cargo ship’s voyage:

0:32 Milky Way
0:53 Jupiter
1:17 Approaching Port of Colombo
1:45 Cargo Operation
2:08 Departure Colombo with Rainstorm
2:29 Beautiful Sunrise
3:13 Lightning Storm at Malacca Strait and Singapore Strait
3:29 Clear night sky Milky Way with lightning storm
4:01 Camera getting soaked
5:09 Arrival Singapore
5:56 Departure Singapore
6:20 Moon-lit night sky
6:48 Another Sunrise
8:30 Headed due north and you can see Ursa Major rotating neatly around Polaris.
8:36 Squid Boats
8:54 Chaotic Traffic
9:15 Arrival Hong Kong

In the video’s description Tsang writes the time-lapse comprises of about 80 000 photographs and the project files alone used 1,5 TB of harddrive space. Was the effort worth it? Absolutely. It shares a view of the sky and the life at sea like you’ve never seen before. Watch the video above to see what 30 days at sea looks like.

Image and video credit: JeffHK