Soon after the collision a number of survivors saw a large volume of ice on the forward well deck which they estimated was several tons in volume. Yet Boxhall did not notice this from the boat deck, and after he inspected the decks for damage he found a white powdering of ice just within the rail later on. Is it possible that the lights shining on the forward well deck were turned off before the collision occurred and the crew were instructed to remove the ice and throw it overboard, and when the lights were turned on Boxhall walked along the well deck and could only see a thin powdering of ice - without realizing it had been removed when the lights were off? Lookout Lee was asked if the ice had broken and fallen on the deck. He said - "I knew there was some there, because I saw it when I went on to the boat deck." Does that mean he did not (or could not) see the ice on the deck during the collision because the well deck was in total darkness at that time?