Thursday, March 3, 2016
Rogue Wave Photo

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...

March 3, 2016
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wave Crashes Over Italian Seawall, Car and Motorcyclist Swept into Harbor [VIDEO]

The closed-circuit cameras on a yacht in Portosole, Sanremo, Italy captured the moment when on Jan. 23, 2013 a wave crashed over the sea wall, sending a motorcyclist, his bike...

January 31, 2013
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

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...

June 24, 2012
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Monday, January 3, 2011

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,...

January 3, 2011
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Coast Guard Officer Relieved In Montauk 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,...

October 26, 2009
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cruise Ship In Storm – Cruise Ship Balmoral Hits Rough Seas – Incident Photos

For the full list of gCaptain’s incident photos, CLICK HERE For most, the notion of a bad time on a luxurious vacation aboard a cruise ship is eating some rotten...

January 27, 2009
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

ships in heavy weather – at sea photo slideshow

We found this interesting YouTube video of ships battling heavy seas and rogue waves. These photos have been provided by Here at we would love to see your...

November 29, 2008
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Coast Guard Morro Bay – Surfboat Training

The following happen so close to gCaptain Headquarters here in Morro Bay California that our CEO called from his ship to make sure the building was secure and relatives were...

April 30, 2008
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Saturday, February 2, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

M/V Explorer Found

BitterEnd reports that the Royal Navy Ice patrol ship HMS ENDURANCE, which amongst other tasks is carrying survey work in the Antarctic on behalf of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office...

February 2, 2008
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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Shedding light on rogue waves

Physics World points us to an article from the most respected journal in science; Nature. They tell us; Every so often mariners report the sighting of a huge wave towering...

December 16, 2007
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Incident Photo of the Week – Norwegian Dream

Photo of the Norwegian Dream after encoutering a sucession of 25+ foot waves in 2005 colliding with the ‘Ever Decent’ while transiting the the English Channel in 1999. The report:

October 21, 2007
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Monday, June 4, 2007

The Deadliest Catch – Rogue Wave Edition

Some Rogue Wave Footage from “The Deadliest Catch” Here is another unfortunate but interesting video on fishing in heavy seas: More Links: Wikipedia: Rogue Waves

June 4, 2007
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