[Watch] How Choppy Seas Proved a Problem for This Ship


The vehicles carrier was videoed struggling to leave the mouth of the river between Tynemouth and South Shields on Saturday.

This video shows just how the choppy sea proved a problem for a ship heading out of the Tyne.

The scene, filmed along the coast on Saturday by Dave Allan, shows the City of Sunderland vehicles carrier struggling to leave the mouth of the river between Tynemouth and South Shields.

The vessel, which had an overall length of 100m and a gross tonnage of 9,576, can be seen bobbing up and down as large waves comes in.

According to the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB), sea conditions were horrendous over the weekend due to the high tide, wind direction and swell – with waves of between 10ft and 20ft breaking off the sea defences.

The lifesaving team says large tides are due to last throughout the week and are urging members of the public to exercise extreme caution when near the coastline.

A spokesman said: “We would urge all members of the public to keep their distance from the water’s edge when waves are breaking.”

Coastal rescue teams attended a number of incidents on Sunday where the high tide and weather conditions played a part.  One involved the rescue of two people from rocks after their boat became stranded in the river.

They had been trying to move their boat to higher ground after fearing the conditions were too dangerous to go back out to sea.  The TVLB assisted the pair.

Weather forecasters say Monday will see sunshine and scattered showers, with a maximum temperature of 14C.  However, a band of heavy and blustery rain will move across the region during the night.

Tuesday is set to be largely sunny but chilly, with the mercury not rising above 12C.  And the rest of the week will remain cold with scattered showers.

Disclaimer: This video is intended for informational purpose only.  This may not be construed as a news item or advice of any sort.  Please consult the experts in that field for the authenticity of the presentations.

Also read our earlier Mfame article: Top 10 stricken ships that ran aground on the North East coast

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Source: Chronicle Live


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