Disasters at Sea: Capsized
The very modern, 430-foot car ferry Herald of Free Enterprise leaves Zeebrugge Harbor on its 100-mile trip across the English Channel. Less than 25 minutes into the voyage, however, the boat suddenly lurches to the left and within 90 seconds, completely rolls over. Inside the ship, 539 people are trapped as the frigid North Sea pours in. By the time rescue teams arrive, 193 are dead, and investigators are tasked to explain how this state-of-the-art ship came to such a tragic end. What they find will send shockwaves through the ferry industry.