^ A 1940 Photo of a Ship Facing a Possible Rogue Wave in the Bay of Biscay
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The Illuminating Draupner Wave
Christmas, they say, is the season of hope. And that the New Year brings with it tons of exciting prospects. The first day of 1995 certainly was for the world of oceanography. And, it shook the very foundations of our beliefs on ocean waves.
Prodded by ominous winds, an angry sea was hurling menacing, 39-foot waves on Statoil’s Draupner Platform in the North Sea. The crew was not bothered, designed as the platform was for such weather. At 3 PM, onboard authorities ordered the crew indoors. Read More