It is still early going but already the pundits are putting their two cents worth in as to the cause.
Given the time of the grounding (2.20 a.m.) and the location (Astrolab reef) - very well indicated reef …my two cents. The navigator was not navigating. There are usually only two reasons for this:[ATTACH]1383[/ATTACH]
1- The navigating officer was ‘‘distracted’’ from this task (à la Queen of the North http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/marine/2006/m06w0052/m06w0052.asp)
2- The navigating officer was sleeping…