Grand Banks

Episode 65: Chris Hearn

Chris Hearn - Master Mariner, disasters at sea television show

In podcast Episode 64 we speak with Chris Hearn, a man of the ocean from Newfoundland who is part of the Smithsonian 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 Smithsonian 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 Smithsonian Channel.

Thanks for sharing Chris’s ocean life with us. You can more information on his work with Disasters at Sea on the Smithsonian website 

This Ocean Life Podcast Chris Hearn