Winter storm Xaver battered Europe and the North Sea earlier this month. The oil rig standby safety vessel Grampian Protector (only about 127 feet long and weighing just 573 tons) was caught in the storm. Someone on board filmed this spectacular footage of the rough seas.
That looked to have been a very rough ride! I’m surprised so small a ship handled it so well; but I note that she has a very high bow, designed for precisely those conditions.