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VIDEO: The good, the bad and the ugly

“On some occasions it was so bad I stood by the hatchway in my oilskins and wondered how much more she would take.” — Sir Alec Rose

You wonder what was silently going through the minds of the skipper and crew of this commercial vessel as they jogged into huge seas and gale-force winds. I don’t think “maelstrom” is too strong a word for these spray-torn mountains.

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The video is divided into three parts: The Good, The Bad and The Damn Right Ugly.

The footage of an enormous wave breaking over the bow in the final segment makes me glad I’m watching from the safety of terra firma. “That’s the money shot,” you hear one crewmember say, with laughter in the background.

Just another day at the office?