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    We had a rogue wave just north of St Martin - Caribbean. We had to take our charter boat back to base and there was gale, a high wave arrived and there was nothing behind it the bows went straight down and the water came up to the mast. Had the forward hatch been torn off we would have sunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohlin Karcher View Post
    What's the deepest reported rogue trough?
    Im not sure but one was reported a few years back of a mariner sinking into the deepest trough in his life, witnessing two Chilean miners prospecting

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    Science works on evidence. As soon as there was evidence for rogue waves, science accepted them, and as soon as there was evidence for anthropogenic global warming science accepted that. Eppe si muove, as we scientists say when confronted with wilful stupidity and ignorance.
    I thought it was 'eppur si muove' but perhaps 'eppe' is equivalent?

    On the subject of the nomenclature of rogue waves, tidal waves are not tidal but the term persists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    And another one, the Neptune Sapphire, also 1973, on her maiden voyage, same area, steamed into a hole and ring fractured in way of the bulkhead between hold 1 and hold 2. Towed in.



    There is a funny story about this one. The Master was thrown out of bed and immediately looked out of his cabin window... to see the bow of a ship going past. He ran to the wheelhouse and yelled at the OOW *What the ****?

    To which the officer of the watch replied That was our bow, Sir!
    "The front fell off"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrozoan View Post
    I thought it was 'eppur si muove' but perhaps 'eppe' is equivalent?
    You are quite right. I don't Latin as good as I English.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    You are quite right. I don't Latin as good as I English.
    Isn't it Italian? Whatever, the implication that it is on the lips of English-speaking scientists when they encounter 'wilful stupidity and ignorance' struck me as a delightful, if rather hopeful, idealisation.

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    Anderson 22 Owners Association - For info please ask here or PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrozoan View Post
    Isn't it Italian? Whatever, the implication that it is on the lips of English-speaking scientists when they encounter 'wilful stupidity and ignorance' struck me as a delightful, if rather hopeful, idealisation.
    Tuscan (which subsequently became standard Italian)
    ad damnum pecuniae per navis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metabarca View Post
    Tuscan (which subsequently became standard Italian)
    It's all debased Latin, innit, along with French, Spanish, Romanian (bit of a giveaway) and Ladin (even bigger giveaway).
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    It's all debased Latin, innit, along with French, Spanish, Romanian (bit of a giveaway) and Ladin (even bigger giveaway).
    Romance away all you like ...

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