If You Ever Wondered What A Real Sea Storm Looks Like, Watch This

NewsflarePublished: August 14, 2017589,694 views
Published: August 14, 2017

Dramatic footage, filmed 100 miles out at sea, has emerged showing what it's like on a large ship during a major storm. The video, filmed during Storm Gertrude from the bridge of a ship on January 29, shows powerful surges of water crashing against the vessel as it rocks and sways over the waves. You can even hear the ship creaking under the weight of the storm.

The footage worthy of a Hollywood disaster blockbuster was shot by Chief Officer Graeme Hatley aboard the ERRV (Emergency Response & Rescue Vessel), a 150 foot long, 1100 tonne ship, as it is being thrown around in the rough sea. C.O. Hatley says that he has seen much worse in his career of 25 years rescuing boats on the wild seas.

Mr. Hatley said that they were expecting it to be like this two days prior. The storm was “quick to blow, quick to go”. “A couple of years ago during something similar. It was the biggest wave I had filmed but lots of people were thinking it was CGI. Some people don’t believe it." is the 49-year-old officer.

The ship, manned by a crew that takes care of oil platforms and the people who work on them, was 100 miles northeast off the coast of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands of Scotland when this footage was taken.

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