Warning: Rogue Wave Ahead — Predicting the Ship Killing Waves

Rogue waves are real sea monsters. Rising many times higher than surrounding waves, they have the power to sink ships and to cripple offshore platforms. Recently, engineers from MIT have developed a new means of predicting the formation of rogue waves, which may give mariners a two to three-minute warning before one of the monster wave hits. Whether or not the new … [Read more...]

A Mariner’s Guide to Waves

The following article provided by the marine weather blog Ocean Weather Services blog and written by Fred Pickhardt, a professional marine meteorologist and owner of Ocean Weather Services.  Ocean Weather Services provides professional marine meteorological research reports to admiralty law firms and insurance underwriters, Ocean weather forecasts and ship routing … [Read more...]

Rogue Wave Kills Two Aboard Tanker In Mid-Atlantic

The captain and chief engineer of an oil tanker en route from Tallinn, Estonia, to Houston, Texas, were killed Thursday when a big wave raked the ship northeast of Bermuda, a shipping company official said. The tanker Aegean Angel encountered heavy weather and the captain, chief engineer and others had gone forward to check for damage, said Capt. Mattheou Dimitrios, quality and … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Officer Relieved In Montauk

Newsday.com has the story on why this photograph is making headlines. The Montauk docks were abuzz with disbelief and disappointment Saturday over the removal of their top Coast Guard officer, stripped of his duties after he and a subordinate took a pair of rescue boats on training exercises for which they were not certified. And one photographer who created dramatic shots … [Read more...]