Stress and effect on a vessel in severe weather conditions. Recorded during passage from Suez Canal to Singaporre, recorded in June 2008.
source/image: Claus Tuxen
This video captures the terrifying nature of life at sea – showing the inside of a cargo ship twist and contort as it passes through a storm in the Indian ocean.From the stern of the ship, a wave is seen hitting a wall at the end of a long corridor – which causes it to bend and distort.
Huge ships are designed to to flex through rough waters.The maritime engineers and architects who build these things pore over a range of calculations to allow big ships to twist slowly side to side like a sea snake.
Isn’t modern engineering wonderful? Now just try not to have any nightmares about an angry ocean rising up and swallowing you whole…