yes , it was very interesting. I have some stories that survived my Grandfather who was a fireman in the 20's onward, but nothing like this.
As an aside, I know the tech superintendent that managed the Norway. He left the company about 5 years before the boiler failure but still got called up by NTSB for questions. That opened my eyes a lot!
When I went in to register my seatime, the old Examiner...Hovas, I think it was, said wait here. Knowing I had Scotch Marine Boiler experience, he went and got the photo album with the pictures of a recent incident on a ship that had the furnaces collapse to show me.
it was truly amazing to see! 3 foot corrugated furnaces curved into a hourglass shape with 4-6 inches at the narrowest. They collapsed both boiler furnaces. I happened to sail later with the engineer who was called in the middle of the night to go down to look at the boiler front, because there was water dripping out. They opened up the smoke box, and he said he just about passed out when he saw it was a stay telltale leaking. He must have seen his life flash by.