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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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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kohr0KfVXZA&NR=1.
on 27/06/2010 9:24pm
WOW, well you will never get me out there in that….