We have little firm on this structural failure
other than a picture showing severe damage
to the forepeak tank.
The damage extends up to about 5 meters
below the foredeck and back to the collision bulkhead.
One source says the Captain said
they were moving at reduced speed off Durban
when they encountered one wave far larger
than the average.
Another source says 1.2 million in damage.
It seems likely that the ship was
in ballast at the time, but we don't know.
This causualty shows up in just about
all the "rogue wave" lists.
There is no reason to doubt the Captain's statement,
but the fact that the damage so clearly delineates
the FP tank suggests that corrosion in that tank
was likely a factor.
South Africa provided refuge for the damaged ship.