The Answer Is Yes, A Wave Can Sweep You Off The Ship

In this video from Humans At Sea, two seafarers can be seen heading out on the open deck. We’re pretty sure they went out to take a look at the stormy sea conditions. What they should not have done is go all the way to the edge of the deck because moments later a large wave swept them overboard.

It also takes intelligence to not get swept away to sea. In bad weather conditions you should never go out on the open deck and never get near the edge. Cruise lines will usually close off the open deck areas in these cases but other types of ships with just crew members onboard don’t always do this.

Hopefully we can learn from this video and remember not to follow the people in this video. We do not known how the two seafarers in this video ended up and if they survived.