Saturday, 13 February 2016

100-foot waves hit ship during Storm Gertrude

Ship faced with terrifying 100-foot waves during North Sea storm caught on film



10 February, 2016

Rocking: Worryingly the ship can even be heard creaking under the sheer weight of the devastating storm

This dramatic footage captures exactly what it was like to be on board a ship being battered by strong waves as Storm Gertrude caused chaos across Britain last month.

The intense video was filmed by a man standing on the bridge of the ship stranded in the North Sea around 100 miles from land on January 29.

The clip shows powerful waves - some estimated to be around 100-foot high - crashing against the vessel, brutally rocking it from side to side and soaking the entire deck.

Worryingly the ship can even be heard creaking under the sheer weight of the devastating storm.

Video from inside the large vessel creates more sea-sickening viewing as the waves throw it around and encapsulate it in water.



With no sign of the storm calming, the footage concludes with a shot of the choppy sea.

The footage was captured on an ERRV (Emergency Response & rescue Vessel).

The job of the workers on board is to look after the oil platforms and the people who work on them.


Storm Gertrude caused much chaos in the UK in January, bringing winds of 144mph, blowing down trees, knocking over vehicles and even hurtling a pet rabbit onto a roof.

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