Incredibly, the Court found Diego 20 pct to blame,
on the grounds he should have gone astern earlier,
although this would have swung him into the Faith earlier.
If he had gone port and the Vysotsk had come back on course,
he would have been crucified.
In a single screw ship, there was nothing he could do.
It is extremely unlikely the master the Vysotsk
would have destroyed the course recorder tape
and forged the log books, if he had had a mechanical failure.
Needless to say, they did not talk
but given the inexplicable behavior of the Vysotsk
not clear this would have done any good.
Not clear how the Diego managed to avoid
hitting the tow line before being hit by the Faith.
Both ships had Voyage Data Recorders,
but CTX has not seen the raw records.