Originally Posted by Ski in NC
They did do a pretty good job using still operable thrusters to get that thing on the beach.
Interesting. The analysis I read suggested that the flooding shut down all propulsion and steering pretty quickly. The track I saw showed it continuing along a slight arc on momentum, then being blown back to the island by the prevailing wind.
Admittedly, that was one source, and it was written before the final report. Did you see something official saying the ship still had steerage and propulsion for any significant time after hitting?
It would make some difference if the boat had been deliberately navigated to a grounding.