It this ships a rockin, don't bother knockin!!  

TakesTeatsStood 51M
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4/18/2005 2:38 pm

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It this ships a rockin, don't bother knockin!!

A mini-rant......

Watching tv today in the background, there was a 'rogue wave' which hit the side of a cruiseliner off the coast of the US. The current report is that the wave was around 40-45 feet high, broke 2 windows on the ship, and flooded several cabins. Bumps and bruises but no serious injuries.

Now people were being interviewed during this new item and some seemed very mad at the captain. The wave hit AFTER a storm - and I just did a little research and found out that a two week study in 2001 by the European Space Agency found that, "Even though the research period was brief, the satellites identified more than 10 individual giant waves around the globe that measured more than 25 metres (81.25 feet) in height"

So lets not blame some poor captain (with 17 years experience under his belt), lets blame fate and realize that when you take to the sea you are always at the whim of mother nature. Life is not always as cushy as some would like.

Sometimes it seems the media really wants to find the 'sensational' side of every story.

Btw, the ship was never in danger of sinking or capsizing.

blog on!!

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bubblegumcumfuck 36F

4/19/2005 2:17 am

The ocean is scary. The last time I ever went to Florida for some reason there was an overabundance of Man-O-War Jelly Fish in the water (you know, the kind that can kill just about anything). Tons of people got stung by them, as could be seen by the huge purple welts on their arms. Also, they were everywhere along the beach. That's not even talking about the sharks!

And I know you're post is more about the "media" than the "ocean," but I just thought I would chip in my insane two cents.

expatbrit49 64M

4/19/2005 4:14 am

I can’t believe I had to type this 6 times! The ESA study was a big eye opener to most oceanographers who have said for years that large or rouge waves are just old sailors stories, this mainly because rouge waves don’t fit the mathematical models. An oceanographer once told me that in a heated discussion my reply was when I have to risk my life on something I would go with the 1000 years of old sailors rather than the 10 years of science.

OK enough... A hot button issue with me. Good Post

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