Different stages of flooding of a vessel after suffering damage to hull

Different stages of flooding of a vessel after suffering damage to hull. Figure 8 shows early stage of rapid flooding at low level causing panic among crew while figure 9 shows moderated flooding as water level approaches same level as sea surface which might be able to be controlled by ship's pumps. Courtesy of NOAA Photo Library.

 

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