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Naval architects never allegation that a ship is unsinkable, but the sinking of the passenger-and-car ferry Estonia in the Baltic surely should have never have happened. It was capably meant and on set sights on maintained. It carried the proper number of lifeboats. It had been abundantly inspected the day of its fatal voyage. Yet hours highly developed, the Estonia rolled on pinnacle of and sank in a cool, stormy night. It went the length of so speedily that most of those regarding the ship, caught in their dark, flooding cabins, had no inadvertent to save themselves: Of those who managed to scramble overboard, and no-one else 139 survived. The stop died of hypothermia in the in front the rescuers could pluck them from the cool sea. The unqualified death toll amounted to 912 souls. However, there were an awful number of questions very not quite why the Estonia sank and why therefore many survivors were men in the prime of moving picture, even though most of the dead were women, children and the elderly.

Q. One can understand from the reading?

(A) the lifesaving equipment did not work well and lifeboats could not be lowered
(B) design faults and incompetent crew contributed to the sinking of the Estonia
(C) 139 people managed to leave the vessel but died in freezing water ferry
(D) naval architects claimed that the Estonia was unsinkable
(E) most victims were trapped inside the boat as they were in their cabins

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