Just another Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Thanked 476 Times in 450 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Water in Cabin
Most likely that aft compartment wasn't sealed to the underside of the deck and the water that filled that area overflowed to other parts of the boat. Not unusual, actually, that's the way the Titanic sank.. her 'watertight' bulkheads did not seal to the deck and they overflowed and filled one after the other like an ice cube tray...
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)