The Sardam was selected by Governor Jan Coen to sail south to the Australian coast and rescue survivors from the Batavia, which had been wrecked in the Houtman Abrolhos. She subsequently became involved in the aftermath of the notorious mutiny that took place subsequent to the Batavia wreck.
Mike Dash (2003). Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Blodiest Mutiny. New York: Three Rivers Press.