It is now possible to fall off the prison ship into the water when starting a new game
Using OpenMW 0.35, running Windows 7 (64 bit). When you start a new game, you can fall off both the gang plank or the prison ship itself. In vanilla Morrowind, there is an invisible barrier that prevents you falling off.
(RM-2415 from redmine: created on 2015-03-01 by Rob Wilson, , closed on 2015-03-02 by scrawl .)