He recounted an incident some time ago that leaves one with food
for thought... I looked it up and the text of an article is below...I suppose if any of the vessels we could afford were around this wave it would have been the end... interesting end msg to the article about the potential for a 3k foot high rouge wave...Ha...what a way to go, surfing a 3,000 foot wave!
"The captain said, "At 0410 the rogue wave was sighted right ahead, looming out of the darkness from 220°, it looked as though the ship was heading straight for the white cliffs of Dover. The wave seemed to take ages to arrive but it was probably less than a minute before it broke with tremendous force over the bow. An incredible shudder went through the ship, followed a few minutes later by two smaller shudders. There seemed to be two waves in succession as the ship fell into the 'hole' behind the first one. The second wave of 28-29 m (period 13 seconds), whilst breaking, crashed over the foredeck, carrying away the forward whistle mast."
The presence of extreme waves was also recorded by Canadian weather buoys moored in the area, and the maximum measured height from buoy 44141 was 30 meters (98 feet.). This further verified the captain's report.
While this wave was huge, it was nothing compare to predicted waves of the future.
Scientists predict that if a future volcanic eruption sends a large part of the island of La Palma in the Canaries into the sea, it could cause a wall of water 2,950ft high."