The water entering Ertugrul increased the rolling of the ship, and the water line formed in the ship made the rolling more dangerous. The ship was rolling as if it would capsize at any moment, and then as it struggled to settle down again it shook and squeaked, and then rolled to the other side with another blow. The crew in the boiler and engine rooms were still trying to get up steam even through they were in water up to their chests.
Everywhere was in darkness. It was one hour to the midnight. They had arrived at the salvation point of Kashinozaki Lighthouse on Oshima Island. But now another tremor was heard in the ship. Reports were given that the water that had entered the boiler room had caused the number one furnace to collapse, causing the furnace to roll back and forth, hitting the sides of the ship.
Osman Pasha and naval construction engineer and technician ran to the boiler room in order to find a solution to this problem. Moreover, after the furnace broke down the Ertugrul became totally immobile and it was rapidly drifting towards the rocks. Cavalry Ali Bey thought of anchoring the ship, at least trying to stop the ship from hitting the rocks and said:
Alesto fero! (Get ready to anchor)
Bismillah fundo (Anchor in the name of Allah)
He gave the commands one after another. But before he could even start to anchor a loud noise was heard. Long and painful cries followed this noise.
Ertugrul hit the rocks on the eastern edge of Oshima Island and fell apart at the first impact.