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Chris67

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Rogue wave
« on: May 14, 2016, 11:35:37 am »

Hello !

A boat struck by a rogue wave in live
Text in french (sorry) but video in english

http://www.actunautique.com/2016/01/video-un-bateau-frappe-en-direct-par-une-vague-scelerate.html
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Re: Rogue wave
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 11:58:43 am »

It must be amazingly rare for a rogue wave to be captured on camera like that. It says much for the build and strength of the boat that it survived and injuries, luckily, were slight.
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Re: Rogue wave
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 12:50:37 pm »

On a salvage tug off the Bay of Biscay me got hit by one of these.
The ship on her beam ends and green water coming down the funnel.
The generators tripped out as they lost oil suction therefore pressure but Main Engine kept going as that was dry sump so maintained oil pressure.
Shall we say an interesting and frightening experience.
It does bring it home that anything so far man made is just puny beside mother nature.


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