The media tends to report breaking news, often without follow-ups and analysis. Therefore, I asked a reliable source for an analysis of the Clelia II cruise ship incident I reported on a previous blog post.
“The reports were vastly overblown. Of course, we knew that already, but [it was] confirmed it today.
The Clelia II never lost engine power, and the Nat Geo Explorer was only with them for four hours. They did pass us an iridium phone, but we already had one on board.
In the end, it was simply a rough Drake crossing, and thankfully no one was injured!
NB. We can deduct here that the media also tends to misrepresent (and embellish) the truth in its efforts to attract more audience.