- The Viking Polaris was hit by a rogue wave in the Drake Passage, treacherous waters between Argentina and Antarctica.
- A rogue wave occurs when it’s more than two times higher than waves around it. Hundreds of them have occurred over the years.
- But there’s a lot to learn about these waves because they’ve only been confirmed by instruments within the last 30 years.
Such freak accidents may seem rare, but hundreds have occurred without warning around the world — on cruise ships, cargo vessels, oil platforms and beaches.
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