According to “A History In Numbers” by Dave Fowler, only 706 people aboard the Titanic survived the terrible accident, while the other 1,529 were taken down with the ship. Many people believed the iceberg was to blame for the sinking of the ship; however, the problems surrounding the ship began long before the ship set sail. “R.M.S Titanic” by Hanson W. Baldwin revealed that the crew was so confident in the ship’s inability to sink that they did not even pack enough lifeboats in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the captain and crew neglected to practice many safety drills that could have possibly saved many lives. The Titanic was doomed once the captain and crew set foot on the ship because of the arrogant aura they carried which resulted in the confusion and lack of resources that were obtainable during the sinking to many of the passengers including Master Harold Victor Goodwin and his family.
Since the Titanic was considered to be utterly unsinkable, the need for safety equipment on board didn’t seem quite necessary to the White Star Line Vessel Company. Although the ship was built better than most ships today, it lacked the proper safety standard and the systems that are set up now, to keep from running into icebergs. About 2224 people embarked on the RMS Titanic and only around 800 survived. The number of lifeboats on Titanic could only fit a third of the ship’s total capacity and it fit only a little less than half of its passengers on its maiden voyage; not to mention the fact that the boats were on the First Class deck making it impossible for third class passengers to get to safety until they were finally allowed to go to the top deck only about an hour before the Titanic plunged into the ocean. Quoting Gardiner and Van der Vat, “The Line 's record before and after the most notorious disaster of them all is a unique catalogue of dubious or illegal business practice, recklessness, bad luck, accident and catastrophe.” The Titanic was a ship that was built to survive, but destined to fail from it’s safety standards and the crew’s failure to address an issue as life threatening as an
The ship was headed to France, but the Mont-Blanc could not cross the Atlantic alone, forcing it to stop in Halifax to join a new group of sailors. Due to the fact ships with explosives are prime targets for German attacks, the Mont-Blanc flew no flags warning of the explosive cargo. When the vessel arrived at the Halifax Harbour, the nets were closed for the night. Therefore the ‘Mont Blanc’ would have to spend one more night at
In just 18 minutes the Lusitania sank killing about 1198 people, 128 of which were Americans.3 The news had hit America and the Americans were enraged and felt sorrow for the innocent that had died. A conspiracy theory was also made, one that said that the British might have had a hand in the sinking of the Lusitania, their purpose for this would be to force America into the war on their side.9 During the war, the Allies and the Triple Entente were in a stalemate for the majority of 1917. The only battle that the Allies had successfully won was the battle of Vimy Ridge. It was obvious that they required
At the opening scene of the movie, we can see how he scoffed at being called "Brother" by an Inuit. He is sexist and fancy of himself as a man's man. We get the sense that his “girl in every port” lifestyle is driven by a “you only live once” attitude. But things change in a crisis. Problem with an aircraft engine, force Charlie to make a crash landing only yards from the shore of a lake.
Once he reaches the north pole he is astonished to be in such lonely condition, that is when the entire ship gets stuck in ice. As they wait for the ice to break up and release the ship, the crew happens to find a mysterious figure that passes by. The crew is astonished by the figures massive size, as well as there being something out in middle of nowhere. AS the ice begins to break another figure appears but at a distance. The crew then goes to fetch the figure that has stopped halfway to the ship.
This over confidence is continued and see lights in the distance and the Captain assumes it is Guam; however, he was wrong it was a hill outside of the airport. This mistake cannot be reversed and the plane crashes into the mountain that cause the death of most of the Passengers on the boing 747. The second part of the chapter goes through many other crashes that take place under the control of this airline and says that after all that the airline had their safety rating downgraded in 1999. Since then they have had a spotless safety record that led them to getting an award in 2006 for their safety and falling back into good grace with the aviation world. The chapter continues by giving many other examples to crashes and using their black boxes to show the difference in how they dress each other between cultures.
The article “Into The Dark Water” by Lauren Tarshis explains what happened to Jack Thayer during the sinking of the titanic. The titanic started sinking because it had hit an iceberg. Jack jumped off of the titanic trying to get as far as he could from the boat. Jack never felt as happy as he did before the titanic sank. In conclusion, the article “Into The Dark Water explains what happened to some of the people on the titanic when it sank.
According to chapter 7 “The Ethnic Theory of Plane Crashes” of Outliers, Gladwell opens with an account of Korean Air flight 801. The flight was taking a route from Seoul to Guam, and also the captain was an experienced captain which means that the captain had a lot of experience flying, so as he was flying there were no incidents. The flights was about to arrive at it’s destination, but the plane could not reached the airport, but instead the plane crashed into the side of a mountain and killed about 254 people on board. During the late 1990s, the Korean airline had a bad reputation which resulted from many plane crashed and criticism from the Korean president. The problems of Korean Air’s were not the results of sudden catastrophes or malfunctions; rather they are generally the products of individual errors and problems that build up on another which is individual cultural legacies.
Even though physical nature cannot be civilized, it can help humans to recognize their nature. In nature, hierarchy does not matter. A person with the power to control others’ lives inevitably becomes the top of everything. When Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Ferdinand, Gonzalo, and others come out of their cabins on the ship in the tempest and ask where the Master is, the boatswain says, “To cabin! Silence!
The inaction and sloppiness of the US government and its military at the time is what caused the USS Indianapolis to fail and for the nearly 900 men to die at sea. If the ship would have been properly repaired and stocked, along with the men on the ship being properly trained for sea life, all those innocent, brave lives would not have died. The ship sank and failed due to the military 's haste upon needing new recruits and the how utterly unprepared the ship was
I believe that Canada was worried after 9/11. They could have been attacked because they were allies of us. They might have worried that their airplanes were hijacked also. 500 airplanes from around the world were en route to the United States. Planes with enough fuel were told to return to their airport of origin, and the rest was diverted to airports across Canada.
Marie to tow marine construction equipment to Lake Huron. Due to the heavy seas and poor whether the crew had trouble controlling the ship which helped cause the crash. Apparently the compass on board was malfunctioning due to the magnetic attraction of the shoreline and the ship was in the breakers before the island was even seen. It captain immediately put the ship into reverse but was driven onto the rocks by the trailing sea and winds. The
In the beginning of the book Holden hints that he went through unfortunate events in this life. It can be foreshadowed that something bad has happened around Christmas and that Holden is getting help from some sort of institution. Holden came off to me as laid back and irresponsible, he was the fencing team captain but left all the equipment’s in the subway. Holden also did not seem to care about anything. I noticed that he thinks something in his head but does the opposite.
Because of it we lost 269 innocent lives that cannot be replaced. One little mistake of auto-pilot and hundreds lost by the Soviets. The U.S.S.R. made excuses and made up stories to not get in trouble for a week even though The U.S had proof of the stories being made up and the Korean plane making a mistake on accident. In the end the Soviets did fess up and said in a conference that the Soviet Union shot down the Korean airline flight 007 and would do it again if need be or if they wanted to so be careful where you