A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2017 Jun 17, 19:32 -0700
Reports are now coming in that some of the seven missing sailors have been found dead in the flooded spaces:
The point of impact below the waterline is apparently very close to one of the main berthing areas, a large compartment full of bunks. It's a terrible scenario: at the instant of that tremendous impact, deep in the night at 2:30 in the morning, when dozens and dozens of young men and women were asleep in their bunks, the steel hull would have opened like a cracked egg. The sea poured in, and some were trapped and drowned.