In Greyhound (2020), Eagle gives her ship status report:

We have a five-degree list at starboard, and we're down at the stern, but we'll tow all right up to five knots. We have a flap of plate sticking up, scooping in the sea. The list gets worse if we make any speed.

What does "scooping in" mean? I know "scoop up" means but "scoop in" is different.

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Presumably a section of the outer hull has opened up leaving a forward-facing hole, so that as the ship moves, water is actively channelled into her. As the scooping action is sideways and not upwards, scooping up would not be appropriate.

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