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VIDEO: Ships in huge seas

Sometimes being in a storm can be frightening – but imagine what it’s like being in a major storm in a ship out at sea.

This video shows a number of ships battling with monster waves and hurricane force waves.

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Mandeno Moments on 28/06/2010 10:01pm

I’ve been in an ten foot open dinghy in 35 knot winds (63 kph) with waves that were higher than the boat: the rudder was broken and that was an interesting experience.

This video shows how bouyancy, watertightness, good design, and keeping the bow into the wind has a lot to do with survival. If the the ship had lost power it would have lost steering, then broached (turned side-on to the waves and wind) then capsized:

If you’re thinking about taking a cruise have a look at this:

Brendan on 27/06/2010 9:24pm

WOW, well you will never get me out there in that….

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