Chris Hearn - Master Mariner, disasters at sea

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In podcast Episode 64 we speak with Chris Hearn, a man of the ocean from Newfoundland who is part of Discovery Channel's 'Disasters at Sea' television series that reexamine some of the most mysterious and harrowing sea disasters of the last 50 years. Chris takes us through his his work on the show helping to capture the human experience of maritime disasters that the show re-creates. We hear about Chris's 15+ year career at sea, traveling the world, and reaching the level of Master Mariner. Chris talks about a variety of vessels he has operated from ice breakers, to cargo ships, drilling, and more while sharing his perspective on life at sea running a ship and living with the raw wild of the ocean. Chris shares an incredible story of being caught in a 'perfect storm' scenario near the Grand Banks and talks about his current role as director of a marine simulation center helping the maritime industry become more safe.

Disasters at Seas is really well done show that makes you feel part of the actual disaster. Check it out on the Discovery Channel website.

Thanks for sharing Chris's ocean life with us. You can find more information on his work with Disasters at Sea here.There is also some fun stuff on the This Ocean Life Instagram and Facebook pages and we are also on Twitter ranting about all kinds of ocean stuff.

This episode is sponsored by Mile 22, makers of surf and paddle board straps — including world famous Monster Straps (which I LOVE and use regularly) — designed in California by folks who surf and paddle every day. Check them at www.Mile22.com.

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