Catherine S. Ehlers
I recall that the steam from the ship's boilers was vented not long after the collision to reduce the steam to hopefully prevent possible explosions when the cold sea water hit the hot furnaces. In almost every book I've read, it is said that the loud noises heard by many of the survivors were not explosions, even though said survivors said that the noises sounded like explosions to them? However, my question is: When boiler room #6 was flooded right after the collision, there seemed to be no explosion, although the room was thick with fog or steam, to the point that visibility must have been close to zero. At this point in the movie, I heard what seemed to be someone screaming in agony, at the same time they were showing the glowing brightness of an open furnace door. (It's hard to hear this scream over Horner's score. It is much easier to hear this on James Cameron's Titanic Explorer, since the music is not there.) So--what happened in boiler room #6 when the inrushing sea hit the boilers, since this was right after the collision and before the steam was vented?