This was well researched and well written. The author not only told the story of a ship, but also told of the crew in such a way as to make the reader feel like he knew each of them. This was interesting and thought provoking. What actually happened to the ship will never be known. What I found so despicable was the small amount of money the company that owned the ship offered to the families of those who were lost. Seems their bottom line was more important to the company than doing the right thing.