Was that a mayday she was transmitting? If so I'm not seeing a mayday unless they were flooding or loss propulsion. Am I missing something? It looks like a white knuckle, ass puckering ride but I'm not seeing the mayday
Doesn't look like they're that bad off unless they painted over the duct tape holding the hull together and are waiting for the bow to fall off. That's a pretty typical motion and roll for a container ship. I have been in weather worse than that on similar ships but never felt a need to donn a lifejacket. Could be that the ship was loaded with maximum stress on the hull before they left the pier and they now regret letting it happen.
Well I think this is the case... If you notice I believe there were people in the background without lifejackets on. The AB's and OS's probably knew about the duct tape repairs and the officers in the background do not... lol
Off topic but just wanted to say that I have always been impressed by the folks who take to sea in those monsters. Growing up, we would go down to the St. Clair River in Michigan. There is a stretch where the channel is incredibly narrow and we'd just watch the tankers slip by. You could almost touch 'em.
Later, watching the really big ones coming in and out of NY harbor, dwarfing everything around them.