This footage of the MTS Oceanos sinking is still astounding

In 1991 the crew of the MTS Oceanos abandoned the ship and its passengers to disaster. Overcome by bad weather, and bad decision-making, I believe no lives were lost.

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  1. This ship sinking didn't ring a bell until i went to the wiki and read the details. Now i remember hearing about it..

    The ship initially set out sail under bad weather, things got progressively worse until the engine & generator rooms started taking in water. And then...

    "Realising the fate of the ship, the crew fled in panic, neglecting the standard procedure of closing the lower deck portholes. No alarm was raised. Passengers remained ignorant of the events taking place until they witnessed the first signs of flooding in the lower decks"

    The passengers were saved because an onboard entertainer took it upon himself to radio for help and personally saw to the evacuation of the ship. He was among the very last people to leave the boat. If that's not a bad ass i don't know what is.

    Also no lives were lost so that's the silver lining.

  2. Unicorn chaser stat! After watching this and the Aussie driving disasters, not to mention living in Amerika now, my nerves need a break.

  3. I think the most terrifying thing is the various very loud metal sounds coming from the ship as it sinks. I was not expecting all that noise.

  4. What a punk!

    When I order abandon the ship, it doesn't matter what time I leave. Abandon is for everybody. If some people like to stay, they can stay.

    -Captain Yiannis Avranas

  5. I went hunting, here's the original:

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