Friday, March 5, 2010

Amver cruise ship struck by rogue wave

It's been widely reported the cruise ship Louis Majesty was struck by a rogue wave in the Mediterranean. Sadly two passengers died as a result. The Louis Majesty is enrolled in the Amver system.

Our friends at gCaptain have an excellent post including the AIS voyage data and a video of the incident. NOAA has some excellent information on rogue waves while the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center offers a site featuring sea surface temperature and ocean current models. There have even been conferences specifically devoted to the study of rogue waves and ocean behavior.

Has your ship be hit by a rogue wave?

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