Nearly two weeks ago, a wild storm lashed the southeast coast of Australia. Seven people have confirmed dead, a section of coastal highway collapsed, a 225m coal carrier, the Pasha Bulker, got wedged on a sandbar off Newcastle's Nobbys Beach being battered by huge waves as this article reported.
The bulk carrier is still stranded there while detailed rescue efforts are being planned. Fears of possible disasters abound, fortunately there's no fuel leak from the ship so far.
The case has not quite become major worldwide headline news, but it certainly becomes major news locally as this YouTube segment and this one show. Throughout it, freaque wave has not been blamed. But, of course, it will not be far behind. This morning this headline of "Fear of rogue waves" appeared.