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The cause of the disaster is still unclear. Is presumed that between the pilots and the helmsman a misunderstanding on the right course there. It looks like the helmsman commands the "42 degrees" and "35 degrees" misunderstood as a "342 degree" and "335 degrees". In addition likely that the officers the compass not properly controlled. Last clarity will probably never win, because all persons who are at the relevant time on the bridge stopped, and thus would give information, which located on the bridge took place - captain, pilot, First helmsman and helmsman -- the accident died.
The ship’s exact location was not confirmed before 25 years had passed, some time in 1987.
The story is extremely intriguing and very exiting indeed.
- A modern ship of that time on a route it has done for many years with experienced officers and several compasses available.
- Captain going to retire at the end of the voyage, and the new captain on board (two experienced captains)
- The ship heading out on a wrong course for hours
- The ship getting lost as result of steering wrong course
- Weather turning really bad with strong winds and higher swells
- Ship naturally as a consequence sends out mayday with incorrect position based on sighting of a wrong light house (they think there is something wrong with the light house because the lights is not what they expect to see)
- Half of the people on board perish that night – and naturally all that were on the bridge the last few hours