A Canadian source says "reported flooding in 3 of 9 hatches [sic].
So it is pretty clear the ship was able to get off
a distress signal.
Sometimes landlubbers refer to hatch covers as hatches
which is probably the source of Woinin's comment.
But sometimes laymen refer to holds as hatches.
We could use a transcript.
In these temperatures,
brittle fracture is a possibility.