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The Captain of a Sinking Ship Orders an Immediate Evacuation

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The Captain of a Sinking Ship Orders an Immediate Evacuation

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It's March 2006 and MV Queen of the North has just struck a rock and is rapidly taking on water. The captain has no choice but to order an immediate evacuation of all passengers and crew.

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The Queen of the North is British Columbia Ferry Services' crown jewel, a luxurious, 410-foot ship that cruises the west coast of Canada. But on March 21, 2006, disaster strikes when the passenger ferry strays off course, hits an island, and fills with icy water. Two passengers are never found, and Canada's Transportation Safety Board immediately launches an investigation. Facts are hard to come by, but rumors of an extramarital affair between two of the bridge crew spark a surprising theory about the ship's final moments.

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