Tilting your camera won't make a stroll to the mall adventurous or dangerous unless the ground is laden with razor blades. And that's kind of how I view this piece.
I can see the danger, over there, but here, it's not giving me that feeling. The ship looks flat and in need of some serious shadows conveying how awesomely dangerous it is to keep sailing over there.
Also, try to imagine a line running all the way from the stern to the tip up front, passing through the center of the ship, and see if you're depicting a straight ship or something that's contorted and twisted.