OK, I've searched the Rules posts and I cannot find clarification to this question: What exactly happens when both ships lose their last crew simultaneously in Crew Combat? I understand the non-successful dice determine the "winner" of the Crew Combat, but then what? And what happens in the case of a total tie "with no winner" when both crews are reduced to zero?
The rules say that when a ship's crew is reduced to zero, the captain dies and the winner may plunder the losing captain's ship. I assume this is what happens in the case of the tie-breaker situation above, even though the winner's crew is also at zero. But if both crews are reduced to zero and the other dice totals result in a tie, do BOTH captains die and must both start again as in the "Dying & Retirement" section, or do both ships limp away with the damage (and zero crew) sustained in the battle?