Firstly, a comparison between numerical green water predictions and a set of earlier model test data for a Campos Basin case shows satisfactory agreement. A sensitivity study suggests that an empirical tuning factor, which is related to wave amplification and wave-structure interaction, should decrease with increasing wave heading. Then, a preliminary numerical investigation of the green water problem in Santos Basin wave conditions demonstrates that although the wave impact from the largest waves (S-SW) may be avoided by heading the vessel towards S-SW, other wave directions have to be taken into consideration. The results presented herein confirm that multi-directional wave heading is a green water challenge in the Santos Basin. Further studies that address this problem in detail, in special variations in the wave-structure interactions due to wave heading, and for actual particular Santos Basin FPSO’s, are recommended.