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More than half the 34 people killed as they slept in bunks below deck early Monday have been positively identified through DNA, and their family members around the world are being notified.
While the old saw about the captain going down with his ship is more an antiquated notion, there are laws to punish a ship's master who shirks his duty to safely evacuate passengers.
After the Coast Guard halts rescue operations following scuba boat inferno, investigators take over.
The National Marine Fisheries Service has determined that the No. 1 human-caused death of blue whales is ship strikes.