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New Zealand Navy ship hit by enormous wave in Antarctica

  • Enormous wave doesn’t faze this tough navy ship which sails through it with ease
  • Incredible footage was shot by New Zealand Navy marine technician Isaac Ford
  • The viral clip posed to his Instagram has been viewed more than 44,000 times 

This is the moment a New Zealand navy ship sails through a colossal wave which briefly submerges its bridge in rough seas in the Southern Ocean.

Incredible footage shows the navy ship bobbing up and down over choppy Antarctic waters as the enormous wave looms in the distance.

Within seconds it smashes down onto the bow, flooding it with water.

The viral video, posted to Instagram on December 17, has been viewed more than 44,000 times.

It was filmed by Isaac Ford, a marine technician for the Royal New Zealand Navy, during one of his expeditions.

Isaac, who has more than 3,000 Instagram followers, posts pictures of him surfing huge waves and catching hefty fish.

As the wave engulfs the ship, he can be heard laughing with his comrades from inside the cabin above deck.

This is the moment a New Zealand navy ship sails through a colossal wave which briefly submerges its bridge in rough seas in the Southern Ocean 

Incredible footage shows the navy ship bobbing up and down over choppy Antarctic waters as the enormous wave looms in the distance

Incredible footage shows the navy ship bobbing up and down over choppy Antarctic waters as the enormous wave looms in the distance

The Royal New Zealand Navy operates across an enormous maritime area from Antarctica to the Middle East.

Its vessels are built to stand the harsh and cold Southern Ocean, as well as the warmer Pacific and Indian oceans.

Marine technicians are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the ship’s engines, equipment and systems.

 Within seconds it smashes down onto the bow, flooding it with water and spraying the camera

 Within seconds it smashes down onto the bow, flooding it with water and spraying the camera

It was filmed by Isaac Ford, a marine technician for the Royal New Zealand Navy, during one of his expeditions - and he can be heard laughing with his comrades as the wave engulfs the ship

It was filmed by Isaac Ford, a marine technician for the Royal New Zealand Navy, during one of his expeditions – and he can be heard laughing with his comrades as the wave engulfs the ship

Worst storms in the world: The southern ocean’s terrifying waves taller than six-storey buildings

The brutal storms can affect four million square miles of ocean at a time and stretch 2,000 miles from north to south

A 64-foot-high wave was measured by an automated buoy about 400 miles south of New Zealand in May last year – taller than a six-storey building 

The Southern Ocean is sometimes referred to as the ‘liquid Himalayas’ by sailors due to its enormous waves 

Source: Yachting World and USA Today



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