Another structural failure blamed on rogue waves
off South Africa.
But pictures show the bow is fine.
A gigantic hole has been smashed cleanly thru both sides
in way of the forepeak tank from just above the
light waterline downward.
If the bow had been overstressed by a rogue wave,
the damage would be quite different.
The holes stop cleanly at the aft forepeak tank bulkhead.
This was clearly a corrosion problem in the forepeak tank.
ETC says there was a bunker spill,
and contemporary South African newspaper articles
talk about a big slick.
This must be from the forward fuel oil tank.