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Old September 14th, 2009, 03:22 AM
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Hi everyone,

I just returned from a N-S voyage (Whittier to Vancouver)on the Diamond Princess on Saturday. Early in the week we had nasty weather 20ft seas and 90mph winds and as a result the captain cancelled the last port of call, Ketchican due to safety reasons. He told us the Holland America ship in the area was also going to not dock in Ketchican for the same reasons.

I was wondering if anyone heard about the rouge wave that hit the ship the day before the storm? A lot of people saw it out the window of the verizon court at around 11:30 am and said it was about 25-30 feet. It was sort of far off in the distance from the accounts of people I spoke with, but I was looking for more info on it. I thought rouge waves were very rare? I can't believe I was on the ship and missed it. Someone from the bridge called a code A-T, but I have no idea if that was connected to the weather.

If anyone has any info, I'd love to hear it. Thanks.
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You probably heard more onboard about the rogue wave then we will, until someone who saw it, decides to post....Makes for a great cruise story though!
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I'd love to see a picture of it!
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Wow, pretty scary...I'd also love to see a pic of that one, YIKES!
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We should check YouTube!
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Having lived on the West Coast , a rogue wave wouldn't be 25- 30 ft
but more like 40 to 50 ft. Waves 25 to 35 ft are normal on the west coast
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Oh, I never thought of that! The people who saw it were from Washington DC, and I'm from Boston, so not familiar with "left coast" waves. Thanks for the info
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A 25' to 30' wave would not be considered a "Rogue Wave". It would have to be almost twice that size. It would have been noticed but would not cause any damage to a cruise ship even if it hit broadside.

In 2000 the Crown Odyssey was hit by an estimated 80' rogue wave off of Palma de Majorca. I saw the ship in Barcelona and spoke to a number of passengers and balcony cabins had been flooded but no one was injured.

The most recent incident was on the Norwegian Dawn that hit a 100' rogue wave head on. The front AC and OS balconies were flooded and their doors were buckled. There was also significant water damage to about 20 forward cabins. The front facing cabins now have water tight doors instead of balcony doors.

Waves of 50' + are common in the North Atlantic and the QE2 has taken a number of waves higher than that and few that were close to or larger than 100'.

Even with that: Rogue waves are rare compared to the thousands of cruises that depart every year.

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Hi everyone,

I just returned from a N-S voyage (Whittier to Vancouver)on the Diamond Princess on Saturday. Early in the week we had nasty weather 20ft seas and 90mph winds and as a result the captain cancelled the last port of call, Ketchican due to safety reasons. He told us the Holland America ship in the area was also going to not dock in Ketchican for the same reasons.

I was wondering if anyone heard about the rouge wave that hit the ship the day before the storm? A lot of people saw it out the window of the verizon court at around 11:30 am and said it was about 25-30 feet. It was sort of far off in the distance from the accounts of people I spoke with, but I was looking for more info on it. I thought rouge waves were very rare? I can't believe I was on the ship and missed it. Someone from the bridge called a code A-T, but I have no idea if that was connected to the weather.

If anyone has any info, I'd love to hear it. Thanks.
There is still a wind issue there...
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
JUNEAU AK 242 PM AKDT SUN SEP 20 2009
SOUTHERN INNER CHANNELS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KETCHIKAN
SUN SEP 20 2009
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEED OR FREQUENT GUSTS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 40 AND 60 MPH.

Was this in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska or ? Certainly not along the inside passage !?

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Thanks Mike, I had no idea rogue waves were that huge!! Its so hard to imagine a wave 100 feet high.

We were in the Gulf of Alaska when the wave was spotted. I can't believe its still that windy there. Yikes!
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Thanks for the info. If I find any-info I will post what find.
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Thanks. It seems silly now that I got all excited about that wave when there are much bigger ones out there. I still wish I saw it though...
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