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Bending Stress & Effect On a Huge Cargo Ship In Severe Weather Conditions

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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.

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Isn’t modern engineering wonderful? Now just try not to have any nightmares about an angry ocean rising up and swallowing you whole…

VIAClaus Tuxen
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