In January 2005, the Explorer, a 591-foot research vessel, was struck by a 50-foot rogue wave in the Pacific Ocean. The wave disabled much of the ship’s equipment, including three of four engines.
How wierd they designed the ship to die if it got wet.
Here's a lil bit more :
Soooo, Octavian, i am guessing waves "come from nowhere", waves can appear from a calm sea (which would not turn the RAMface to the right direction), and usually arise from a direction other than the prevailing wave action. Looks also like ice-rated ocean tow boats are designed to get swamped by the stern and have all their engines shut down by water intrusion, i have uscg video somewhere of a crab boat being rescued which took a wave over the stern and killed the engines and it went to the bottom, and various other ships have taken on water and lost all electrical and propulsion, so i guess they DO design them that way, and i expect any one of the people will leave a water-tight hatch open too. A semisubmirsible oil platform went down off Canada one year from an open hatch taking waves, which killed the electronics, which killed the ballast controls, and it sank. There's a lot more of this online if you just look for it. And one of my websites, which i took down because i am a loser and basher and everything else bad, was a pic of a cruise ship with the entire bow underwater.