This paper gives a detailed description of the main hydrodynamic characteristics of different types of green water events occurring on a fixed structure in a series of experiments. High-speed video, at 250 fps, was used to capture the flow details from regular waves produced inside a wave flume. The green water events were classified according to their type and the results of the evaluation from the apparent and effective interaction features. The air cavities in the plunging-dam-break (PDB)-type events were almost spherical for longer waves. PDB with large, elliptical cavities, and hammer-fist (HF)-type events occurred with steeper waves. The highest wave front and bow run-up velocities were found in PDB and HF events, respectively. The size of the cavities in PDB events increases and becomes more elliptical for higher bow run-up velocities. The results of these experiments show that not all events can be treated in the same way as the dam-break (DB)-type events when designing structures or implementing models, as not all interactions with the deck happen when the shipping water crosses the bow edge.