How Dangerous Can Ocean Waves Get? Wave Comparison

12. Dec. 1978. A few hours after midnight, the freighter Marion picked up a distress call from the cargo ship MS München. Several faint SOS signals were received. Apparently the ship, bound for Savannah George, got into trouble crossing the north Atlantic, where a fierce storm had been raging since November. initially nobody was too worried. Only 6 years old at that time the MS München was one of newest and most modern carriers of its time. It had been designed to cope even with the 10-15m high waves during heavy storms and was widely considered to be unsinkable. Yet […]

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