Hell on High Water

From DocuWiki

Jump to: navigation, search


[edit] General Information

Science Documentary hosted by Rufus Jones and published by National Geographic broadcasted as part of NG Situation Critical series in 2007 - English narration

[edit] Cover

Image: Situation-Critical-Hell-on-High-Water-Cover.jpg

[edit] Information

Dramatic events in modern history are recalled through re-enactments, firsthand accounts, advanced CGI and archive news footage. This was the story of the 54th annual running of the "blue water classic" Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. It shows in depth the storm disaster which claimed 6 lives, and over 50 rescues via helicopter of yachtsmen.

"The 1998 fleet comprised of 115 starters. Of the 115 starters only 44 yachts completed the race, after severe weather conditions struck the fleet off the south-eastern Australian coast. An unusually strong low pressure depression developed, that resulted in mid-summer snow across parts of south-east Australia.

The weather built into an exceptionally strong storm (which had similar strength winds to a lower-category hurricane reaching up to 70 knots, and notable by the enormous waterspout that was perilously close to one yacht), resulting in five boats sinking and the deaths of six sailors. Additionally a record 66 yachts retired from the race, and 55 other sailors had to be airlifted from their yachts by rescue helicopter. Overall, the rescue efforts involved 35 military and civilian aircraft and 27 Royal Australian Navy vessels, and proved to be Australia's largest ever peacetime rescue operation." -wikipedia.org

[edit] Screenshots

Image: Situation-Critical-Hell-on-High-Water-Screen0.jpg

[edit] Technical Specs

  • Video Codec: XviD
  • Video Bitrate: ~1503kbs
  • Video Resolution: 704x400
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Video Framerate: 25
  • Audio Codec: MP3 VBR
  • Audio Bitrate: 133kbs
  • Audio Channels: 2 (48 Khz)
  • Runtime: 47mins
  • FileSize: 559mb
  • Ripped by ZeMPH

[edit] Links

[edit] Release Post

[edit] Related Documentaries

[edit] ed2k Links

Added by zemph
Personal tools