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Old 01-14-2012, 08:26 AM
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That rip in the hull is in the worst possible place - the engineering spaces where the engines and generators are located. It is easy to see how they may have almost immediately lost electrical power and steering. Even with emergency rudder control a ship isn't going to respond as quickly with several thousand tons of seawater inside the hull.
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