Climatological Consulting Corporation

Expert Witness Services

Case Example: Rogue Wave

Weather & Climate…
Reconstructing the Past,
Anticipating the Future

On April 16, 2005, the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship encountered heavy seas off Charleston, SC, causing injuries and damage to the ship. We reviewed the wave heights (left image), the velocities of the currents (middle image) and the effect of pitch with the given conditions (right image). The ship likely encountered one or more rogue waves over 60 feet.
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