Deadly ‘rogue wave’ smashes into cruise ship near Antarctica — but where did it come from?

A suspected “rogue wave” recently smashed into a cruise ship sailing from Antarctica to Argentina. The freak event killed one person and injured four others.

But where do these freakishly tall waves come from? And is climate change expected to make them more common or extreme?

On the night of Nov. 29, an unusually massive wave hit the cruise ship Viking Polaris as it was sailing through the Drake Passage in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean toward Ushuaia, a port in Argentina where many Antarctic cruises start and end, French news agency AFP reported.

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