Other reasons that could have caused the Titanic to sink was faults from the people on the ship. The captain was going to fast through a known ice field. “For some, the fact that the Titanic was sailing full speed ahead despite concerns about icebergs was Smith 's biggest misstep.” (NBC News) The Titanic received multiple warnings about icebergs but the last one might not have reached the captain. “The last and most specific warning was not passed along…to captain smith.” This is basically showing how the whole Titanic disaster could have been prevented if one person had actually done his job. If the Titanic had hired different crew members over a thousand people would have survived that night in 1912.
The terrible, sensational accident happened after four days of RMS Titanic’s journey. On April 14, Titanic decided to continue its trip when received a lot of reports of icebergs from other ships. The ship crews thought icebergs are only a piece of cake to Titanic. At about 11:30 p.m. on April 14, a lookout saw an iceberg right ahead of Titanic coming out of a slight haze.
Mini Iceberg: The Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg, which caused a great amount of deaths and injuries. The iceberg was included not only because it was the main cause of the Titanic’s disastrous sinking, but also because it had brought catastrophic amount of damage. It tore apart families, caused many deaths, and an even greater amount of injuries. The iceberg had done something no one thought possible, it had sank the ship almost everyone believed was unsinkable. The iceberg was a main cause of a horrendous event that not only hurt people physically but emotionally.
The effects of this disaster were devastating to hundreds of families. In order to prevent more cases like the Titanic, the Harland and Wolff of Belfast company improved and fixed several of the ships that they had made. The changes were based on the failures that engineers overlooked while building the Titanic. In 1948, during the Convention of Safety of Life at Sea, new safety regulations were put into play that both the British and American government agreed upon. The safety regulations would (hopefully) prevent any more cases of accidents similar to the sinking of the Titanic.
Being the largest ship built at the time, its sinking on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean killed thousands, rich and poor. Slavitt’s “Titanic” and Hardy’s “Convergence of the Twain” protest society’s perceptions and romanticisms of the Titanic with their vivid imagery creating tone. Slavitt insinuates the avoidability of the Titanic's demise while Hardy’s contrasting idea speculates that an Immanent Will created the iceberg specifically for the Titanic. The authors convey their ideas with similar stature but their use of tone focuses the reader on the death of the passengers rather than the glory of the
MGM Hotel Fire November 21st 1980 marks one of the worst hotel fires in U.S. history. Today the MGM Grand fire is number 17 on the list of most deadly building fires of all time ( ). The incident was horrific and could have been easily contained if early detection devices, and fire suppression systems were already in place as firefighters had mentioned to the ariteches before construction was complete: also if the construction of electrical components were properly installed. Many lives were lost subsequently due to this fire but important requirements for hotels did come to fruition because of this horrific incident. Which certainly makes this day significant, and marked Nevada as a leader in fire safety regulations and codes.
In addition, over 11,000 residents lost power because of the strong winds downing powerlines and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport canceled over 40 flights, with others being delayed an average of 20 minutes. Strong winds are expected to continue through today and temperatures are expected to only be in the 40s, but feel like 30s because of the wind chill. Weather System heading for New England As of Friday the storm system will be dissipating, but will still be carrying enough punch to cause high winds with gusts of up to 60 mph and dump several inches of wet snow in the Lake Superior area. Snow is expected with flurries and lowered visibility throughout a large swath of the Northern states and lower Great Lakes region. The National Weather Service continues to watch the storm closely and assess and damage caused.
The Edmund Fitzgerald is a big mystery like the Titanic and just like the Titanic it has lots of theories on how it sank but to pacific there was 4 theories on how it sank on November 10, 1975 on lake Superior.People still don’t know what happened to the Edmund Fitzgerald till this day or what happened to her crew 29 men because no one lived to tell the tale of the Edmund Fitzgerald. There are many theories on how it sank to be exact there was 4 theories anyway. I choose the 4th theory. I believe in this theory because in the text titled the “Theory : 4Three Sisters” it talks about how the Edmund Fitzgerald could have sank by the Three Sisters the Three Sisters is a Lake Superior phenomenon that has two huge waves and later a monster wave as the
This type of failure in structural materials happens when brittle fracture takes place without showing any plastic deformation. The high speed the ship was moving at, the low ambient temperature and water was below freezing temperature and the high sulfur content in the material did not help the material to withstand brittle fracture. Although the material failures were one major issue in this disaster the poor design of the watertight compartments in the Titanic’s lower section was another factor for such a disaster to occur. The lower section of the ship was divided into sixteen watertight compartments this were able to seal water only if a small hole in the hull has occurred and water is entering. With the big impact the ship which took with the iceberg six of these compartments where damaged.
The Titanic relates to our assigned readings in more ways than one, for example World War I and II and the great depression. All three affairs took place in the same time period, the 1900s. In the occasion of each, tragedy has struck, causing people to suffer or die. They all have made an impact on the way that society views the world and causes us to look back and see it as a caution sign to not make the same mistakes. In all circumstances, the world has been given a wake-up call, allowing changes to be made for the better in the fear that there could possibly be a relapse.