Ship's crew faces 30m waves during Storm Gertrude, in the British North Sea

Thirty-metre waves crashed down on a ship stranded in Britain’s North Sea, as Storm Gertrude brutally rocked the vessel from side to side.

Extreme weather battered the British North Sea during Storm Gertrude. Picture: YouTube/Bigwavemaster1
Extreme weather battered the British North Sea during Storm Gertrude. Picture: YouTube/Bigwavemaster1

The intense moment was filmed by a man standing on the bridge, around 100 Nautical Miles North east of Shetland on January 29, as extreme weather battered the British Isles.

Huge waves throw the large vessel around, creating sea-sickening viewing as the boat rocks with the intense North Sea motion.

Powerful waves crash against the ship, estimated to be 30 metres high, brutally rocking it and soaking the deck. The vessel creaks under its own weight as thrashes in the sea.

Picture: YouTube/Bigwavemaster1
Picture: YouTube/Bigwavemaster1
Picture: YouTube/Bigwavemaster1
Picture: YouTube/Bigwavemaster1

The footage was captured on an Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel, with those on-board tasked to look after the oil platforms and the people who work on them.

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Storm Gertrude caused a succession of storms throughout December and January leading to widespread flooding and high winds in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and northwest and northeast England.

The crew onboard the ship captured the moment the vessel was battered by Storm Gertrude. Picture:YouTube/Bigwavemaster1
The crew onboard the ship captured the moment the vessel was battered by Storm Gertrude. Picture:YouTube/Bigwavemaster1
Storm Gertrude Brings causes chaos on UK land and sea
Storm Gertrude Brings causes chaos on UK land and sea

The extreme weather conditions wreaked havoc across the UK, disrupting ferry and train services north of the border and strong winds blowing down trees and knocking over vehicles. Picture: PA

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