Fishing boats in rough sea...

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Video of commercial fishing boats.

 

Boats returning at the end of the day, fishing off the coast of Washington and Oregon, to have to cross the Columbia Bar, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. The site is designated as one of the most dangerous maritime ports of entry anywhere in the world.

There are at least eight to ten deaths per year... accidents in the crew, trying to get in and out of boats, that are made for this kind of extreme maritime conditions.

The boats are self-righting. It has a super low center of gravity, the engine compartment is sealed, the glass windows are bullet proof, the hull is steel double.

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How an Earthquake, Tsunami, and Firestorm All Hit Lisbon at Once

 

On November 1, 1755, tectonic plates shift suddenly, causing an 8.5 magnitude earthquake, the epicenter of which is only 150 miles from Portugal's capital. It sets off a tragic chain of events.

 

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A catastrophe of biblical proportions walloped Lisbon, Portugal on November 1, 1755. A combination of earthquake, tsunami, and firestorm devastated the devoutly religious city on All Saint's Day, turning churches into deathtraps and transforming the streets of the capital into a hellish landscape. Experience the catastrophe firsthand as we recreate the disaster through the eyes of one of its survivors and reveal how this event brought an empire to its knees and shook its belief in God.

 

 

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