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  • Crossing the Atlantic Ocean We encountered some heavy weather

  • The crossing, as per passage plan will take us a week time

  • First few days was….

  • relatively uneventfulas we carefully planned our course to avoid

  • the low pressures Weather information were updated to us by

  • the hour so we were prepared Or so we thought

  • We completed every checklist Secured every loose item

  • Butjust like any other weather forecast in the world

  • They are only 50% accurate 50% of the time

  • The weather worsens as we approach half way point

  • Sea conditions like this can last for days

  • The relentless pounding The never ending pitch and roll

  • These waves are deadly Without a doubt they can wash a person off

  • So we close all openings on deck and prevent anyone from going outside until the weather

  • clears

  • It wasn't physically dangerous to us But it did take a toll on the crew's morale

  • Through the shrieking noise of steel hull You could sense the fatigue of the ship and

  • of the crew Resting became difficult as you can't lay

  • in one spot stationary

  • For those who never been to the sea

  • I can only describe it as if living under a 24/7 airplane turbulence

  • It was shaky

  • In the end, King Neptune took our firebox,

  • and a lifebuoy A small price to pay

  • Stuck inside the accommodation I went deeper Into the under decks

  • In order to see the ship's flexing

  • From here the under deck passage runs along

  • the ship's length So we can get a good grasp of the forces at work

  • You see even though the ship is built with

  • thick steel plates and reinforced in almost every direction

  • The ship still bends and twist Succumbing to the sea

  • It's no wonder they call force of nature

  • In rough seas this can happen by the swell

  • The weather cleared over the next few days And with some long needed rest we were off

  • to America

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean We encountered some heavy weather

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Ship In Storm! Bad Weather and Rough Seas in Atlantic Ocean | Life at Sea

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    吳易晉 posted on 2018/08/04
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