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  • Video has resurfaced of a cargo ship on the North Atlantic ocean during a storm
  • The OOCL Belgium tips 40 degrees on its side looking like it’s about to capsize
  • Crew holds on tightly as the vessel rocks back and forth amid the high waves
  • Water even starts flooding the ship but is said to have suffered little damage 

Video has re-emerged of a container ship taking a 40 degree dip amid 20 metres waves on the North Atlantic ocean.

The OOCL Belgium – a 2,992 container ship – found itself tipping on its side when a nasty winter storm hit, increasing the possibility of a capsize. 

The unverified footage took place during the infamous Hercules storm in 2014 – a deadly US blizzard that caused devastation to coastal lines in Cornwall and Devon. 

Built in 1998 the vessel was said to have sustained some cracking at time of the roll but, according to Vessel Finder, appears to still be active delivering cargo around the world.  

Terrifying scenes show crew members with all hands on deck, holding on tightly as the massive waves cause the ship to tip on its side. 

Crew members of the OOCL Belgium can be seen holding on tightly as the ship begins to turn on its side a full 40 degrees

The OOCL Belgium was said to have sustained minor cracking and been repaired in Liverpool. It is still active today

The OOCL Belgium was said to have sustained minor cracking and been repaired in Liverpool. It is still active today

The water is as high as the deck of the ship itself and water is seen flooding over it.

The OOCL Belgium was caught in the 2014 winter storm Hercules, which caused significant damage to coast lines in Cornwall and Devon

The OOCL Belgium was caught in the 2014 winter storm Hercules, which caused significant damage to coast lines in Cornwall and Devon

20 metres high waves overtook the vessel and spread water across the a 2,992 container ship

20 metres high waves overtook the vessel and spread water across the a 2,992 container ship

Heavy weather conditions like these are common at sea and most vessels are designed to handle it.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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