posted on Mar, 5 2017 @ 07:45 PM
This was talked about on 60 Minutes tonight. They recovered the Voyage Data Recorder last April, and released a 500 page transcript of the last
voyage of the ship. Two crew members suggested they take a more westerly course to the Captain, but he rejected their suggestion. He spent 8 of the
last 11 hours of the ship in his cabin "sleeping like a baby". The ship developed a list that pulled the lubricating oil away from the pumps to
At 0543, there was a report of a problem in the #3 hold. They began taking on water, and couldn't keep up with the flooding. At 0613 they lost
propulsion. At 0632 they began putting a GMDSS distress message, that was sent at 0713. The general alarm was sounded at 0727, with containers being
reported in the water around that time. Approximately 0730 the abandon ship was sounded, with the recording ending with a building rumbling sound
recorded, and the captain and one helmsman on the bridge.
No bodies were ever recovered. One body was found floating in a survival suit, but the locator they left near the body failed, and it wasn't found
when they went to recover it.