Great to have this story back even if it starts out (or ends up) being a serious downer.
It's been awhile since I read this but the details where slowly coming back to me. It'll probably help if we get some more chapters soon.
John's the hero here even if I'm sure he won't see it this way. Thanks to him both ships, and more importantly most of its passengers survived. And did he learn something about himself in the process? We'll have to see.