Wild Goose, 1944
Captain Joe Talley was sleeping in the Berth of his ship the Wild Goose, a ship with a length of 20 meters, witch was towed by the Caicos Trader of 31 meters. The whole night was clear and the two ships came just the tongue of the ocean in, near the Bahama's.
Talley was suddenly woken up because water streamed into his cabin he gripped a rescue suit, clambered trough an open porthole and he discovered he was under water.
The towinghawser was happily direct inside his range and Talley could climb up via the cable to the surface of the water. The laid 15-20 meters under water in his calculation.
He saw directly that the Wild Goose Was towed under water and that the Caicos Trader was still stickled with the hawser to the other ship and was threaded with the same destiny. The crew of the Trader cut the cable because they saw that their ship had been threaded with the same destiny. They came back to safe Talley after half an hour because he was exhausted and began to drown.