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Videos may show boats floating as people are lifted off, but it can be hard for us to know if they're down a foot on their lines due to leaks they've been able to just barely keep ahead of. Waves also look small from a big ship's deck. Even smaller from an airplane, so conditions look "normal", not dangerous. If it's too bouncy for anyone to take a video, of course, then we don't see one A video of waves - no boat, because it sank - would not be of much interest, visually, and people's heads floating in the water without a boat wouldn't show up unless you had a really good telephoto lens with gyroscopic stabilizers to keep it focused on the victims.
So... we see pictures of people getting lifted off of floating boats.
Last edited by paulk; 11-24-2011 at 08:18 AM.