Been in the North Sea (my cruising grounds) when it has been extremely playfull. lol very steep and breaking sea's due to the sand banks and the fact that is not very deep,even 30 miles offshore in places.
The ship. Even if it's a 600' rowboat with sponsons (LCC-19). We used to enjoy having tin can vets come aboard - they're used to the most pounding, but the Blue Ridge *waddles*, and will make even good seasoned crew ill.
We also got a bridge slap on that boat in a typhoon. And the bridge is about 100' above the water line. We lost the forklift in that storm; it was chained on deck with 8 good chains, but it snapped at least one of them due to wave motion.
On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog anchored in a coral atoll.