My husband and I were wondering about that last night--hard to fathom in this day and age with our advanced technology ships getting lost in hurricanes. And I guess that if a load shifts in a cargo ship, that's the worst type of boat to be out in rough seas.
I remember when the HMS Bounty sank in hurricane Sandy. That captain actually sailed into the hurricane, with deadly results.
Once the ship took on water & listed to one side,then lost it's power,it was doomed. What gets me is why was it allowed to even leave port? Everybody on both ends knew the weather conditions ahead of time,and yet it was still allowed to leave. The no survivors found or even a lifeboat deployed is what's really frustrating.