The Kid Should See This

A pilot boards a moving ship in icy Finnish waters

Watch more with these video collections:

How do you board a huge ship if it doesn’t dock? Or even stop? Watch this silent video of a pilot boarding a moving Swedish Orient Line (SOL) ship near the coast of Hailuoto, Finland. The modern ice class 1A super RoRo container vessel slows and steadies as the gangplank extends out over the icy waters, but it does not pause.

What does RoRo mean? It refers to loading and unloading cargo. It does not reflect how people board:

Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter. This is in contrast to lift-on/lift-off (LoLo) vessels, which use a crane to load and unload cargo.

Next, a must-see favorite: Changing shifts at le Phare de Kéréon.

Plus: Icebreaker Boats on the Hudson River and Two Months in 5 Minutes: Breaking ice in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

How the Titanic sank, a CGI animation

Rion Nakaya

The Globe: Exploring the world’s largest container ship

Rion Nakaya

Time lapse at the Port of Long Beach: The Art of Stevedore

Rion Nakaya

Alaskan Kayaking Adventure: New Lives in the Wild

Rion Nakaya

How are shipping containers made?

Rion Nakaya

The animals of South Georgia Island

Rion Nakaya

Lost at sea: Researching the impact of sunken shipping containers

Rion Nakaya

Drifting With the Ice: Life on an Arctic Expedition

Rion Nakaya

Changing shifts at le Phare de Kéréon

Rion Nakaya

Get smart curated videos delivered every week.    
Subscribe