I saw the Discovery special as well, they portray that the ship went back to shore solely by the wind
sail area upon the superstructure, no mention of thrusters or the dropping of the anchor
I wished they could have shown an animation of what it would have looked like when the engine
room is suddenly opened up like a sardine can.
Overall I think it was a pretty good documentary though, and many people are waking up to just how bad things can go wrong very quickly on such a big ship. On some forums
many posters are actually posting
that they are retreating from booking a cruise. They don't trust the system anymore and I would take the same stance.
These cruise ships treat you like cattle, you are nothing but a product that is to be moved from point A to point B. People are realizing that in most major marine
disasters it has a recurring theme that the passengers in most cases will have to fend for themselves.
I just don't get the whole cruise ship
thing anyway, must be because of my steerage way salary I make I guess.