1. Something went wrong mechanically as they blew 5 short early on, which is the emergency signal. At the start of the video, reverse engines was all that would have prevented this. I expect they have variable pitch propellers so something hydraulic may have happened.

  2. Washing State Ferry system had a boat do something like this. A failure in automated control systems.

  3. Apparently they had a bearing failure and could not reverse. Or so it says on the 'Net.


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