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Once dismissed as a nautical myth, freakish ocean waves that rise as tall as ten-storey apartment blocks have been accepted as a leading cause of large ship sinkings. Results from ESA's ERS satellites helped establish the widespread existence of these 'rogue' waves and are now being used to study their origins.
Severe weather has sunk more than 200 supertankers and container ships exceeding 200 metres in length during the last two decades. Rogue waves are believed to be the major cause in many such cases.
Mariners who survived similar encounters have had remarkable stories to tell. In February 1995 the cruiser liner Queen Elizabeth II met a 29-metre high rogue wave during a hurricane in the North Atlantic that Captain Ronald Warwick described as "a great wall of water… it looked as if we were going into the White Cliffs of Dover."
Originally posted by SenorJordo
There is an underwater experiment that is ongoing today under the waters of the gulf! it is to do with a controlled Kerr Singularity or baby black hole! The same technology tested by the Russians in the secret underground bases in the Ural Mountains. Massive concentric rings (not unlike those seen in the movie Contact) are the creators of this field and maybe the after effects are the disappearence of these crafts!