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It must have been a slow news day for the Times. Nothing in that article was "News". The story about radar surveying from space confirming that rogue waves are *normal* and *common* was news last year--when it was announced. The Times has just rehashed this and yes, even sensationalized it a bit, a year later. I'm not looking at the article but remember there's a line about the way rogue waves sink ships....Made it sound like a vendetta out of the Godfather.
Hey, it's the ocean. It's big. It does what it pleases. And that's why people who go to sea in small craft sometimes make sure they *can* roll over safely (more or less) and still toss an offering to Poseidon and then to Aeolus as well.
I would think any modern ship keeping a proper radar watch (which is NOT kept as often as it is kept) should be able to see an 80' tall wall of water moving in, in time to point the ship into it and secure.