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(From Lloyds List)
Byline: Research says freak waves more frequent than previously thought, writes James Brewer
SHIPS are far more at peril from monster ocean waves than many experts have previously realised, according to new research.
Growing evidence that waves of more than 30 m in height can occur randomly could increase the chances of shipowners in defending cargo claims, according to managers at North of England P'I Club.
Efforts by protection and indemnity insurers to raise awareness of the scale of danger have been supplemented by a BBC television programme called Freak Wave.
North of England claims executive Peter Scott …