Posts tagged ‘titanic’

February 20, 2018

Suck on that, DiCaprio

by allthoughtswork

Everyday Life Facts

February 16, 2017

Putin and Trump Romance

by duncanr


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April 15, 2012

Women and Children First?

by duncanr

‘Women and Children first” – when a ship is sinking, that’s the order of priority in terms of who gets a life-jacket or a seat in the lifeboat, right?

Bollocks !!!

At least that’s what a Swedish study suggests

The team at Uppsala UNiversity compared the survival rates of several maritime disasters where information on the number of crew and passengers was available, together with details of who survived after the ship went down

They found that the Captain and the crew were . . .

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January 18, 2012

Titanic vs Costa Concordia

by duncanr

Inevitably, comparisons have been drawn between the sinking of the Titanic and the sinking, in recent days, of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, including that of the two captains

The master of the Titanic, Edward John Smith, went down with the ship. The master of the Concordia, by contrast, stands accused of abandoning the ship before many of the passengers and refusing orders to return and assist the evacuation of his passengers


Following a 3hr examination before a magistrate, Francesco Schettino, apparently has claimed he ‘fell into a lifeboat and could not get out again’

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How things have changed over the last 100 years !!!

P.S. seems it’s not just the difference in the actions of the two captains that’s changed over the years