Yes, the Storm Tactics Handbooks (Google Books) definitely suggest a rogue breaking following wave can cause the boat to broach suddenly, so that the wave breaks beam on.
Also the BBC program I linked to earlier shows that there is a class of rogue wave
that travels parallel with the rest but sucks up energy from the wave in front and behind, creating a huge steep wave with deep leading and trailing troughs. Proven mathematically by Scrodinger's Wave Equation no less. Most probably the sort encountered by Jessica et al.
The program also describes waves around regions of strong currents, east coast
of South Africa
for example, where rogue waves from different directions pop up, and cause amazing damage. Ships know to avoid these areas.