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
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’
Source – http://tinyurl.com/7pfkc32
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