Dive deep into the fascinating world of maritime technologies with us as we explore the intricacies of why large ships remain stable, even during intense storms in the middle of the sea. Stabilizers malfunction and tip the ship in calm seas. Pumps fail sometimes in multiples causing the loss of ability to transfer water or bunkers. Main engines trip as in the case of the El Faro. Witnessed a crack all the way across the main deck of a 15 year old container ship. Fortunately it was discovered and we were able to slow down and made it to a nearby port. When men are involved mistakes happen. When nature is involved there is always a larger event possible. And as others commented there is a vast difference between a boat and a ship. Respect the sea. Do your best to keep all components In good condition. Don’t take shortcuts. Pray for protection. The methods described in this video are to stabilise the ship in heavy seas. Sadly, that won't stop a ship sinking. I used to run large oil products tankers from Europe to New York. I once had a 75,000 tonne ship enter a severe Atlantic storm to rescue a yachtsman. Lost its front two cargo hatches so the holds that were originally filled with 25,000 tonnes of gasoline were suddenly filled with 35,000 tonnes of seawater. The ship went bow down into mountainous waves and its keel eventually fractured. Limped into New York, beached on a sand bar and was unloaded with barges as it was in danger of sinking.