In celebration of the upcoming THE FINEST HOURS film, Disney went behind-the-scenes with the brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard and released a video in Facebook’s 360-degree format that showcases real training drills on the open water.

The video was shot at Station Los Angeles with a 360 Abyss camera, provided by 360Heros.  The video depicts the launch and return of a CGC Narwhal small boat, as well as hoist training with an HH-65 helicopter.

See the video now on Facebook or above. No account or sign-in is required.

THE FINEST HOURS sails into theaters January 29, 2016.


Disney’s “The Finest Hours” is the unforgettable story of the Coast Guard’s courageous mission, which is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars: Chris Pine; Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck; Ben Foster; Holliday Grainger; John Ortiz; and Eric Bana. Produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a., and Dorothy Aufiero, p.g.a., the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Doug Merrifield serves as executive producer. “The Finest Hours” storms into U.S. theaters on January 29, 2016 in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D.