Offshore worker Gordon Murray captured this massive wave slamming into his accommodation unit.
Murray, whose video has racked up more than 790,000 views on his Facebook page, said: “Wee storm Frank up here in the North Sea, been going for 48hrs now! This was filmed from inside the accommodation and in normal conditions these windows are normally about 90ft above the water.”
Dozens of people have since commented on the video, including Murray who replied: “Mate imagine the biggest roller coaster in the world then multiply it by 10.”
So – wee storm Frank up here in the North Sea, been going for 48hrs now! This was filmed from inside the accommodation and in normal conditions these windows are normally about 90ft above the water…
Posted by Gordon Murray on Wednesday, 30 December 2015
It comes after an offshore worker died when a “freak wave” hit his rig.
The tragedy happened when a huge storm surge hit the COSL Innovator, which was operating on the Troll field on behalf of Statoil, approximately 40 miles west of Bergen yesterday at about 5pm.
Chief executive Jorgen Arnesen, of Norwegian firm COSL, said: “We know that the Innovator was hit by a freak wave and that it smashed some of the windows in the accommodation module and water came through into the module. That is as much as I can say at present. I cannot speculate further than that.”