In attempt to protest the colonists made the situation worse, in 1774 the Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts. The act consisted of various rules; the closing of Boston Harbor, the Quartering act, and Boston was to be put under martial law (). The outcome was negative, many colonists felt that the law violated their natural rights as if they had no voice. The Intolerable Acts violated the people's privacy by the quartering act, colonist were forced to take care of troops in their own home. () Shutting down Boston Harbor hurt many tea companies and in order to reopen it, the colonists had to repay the damage, which was almost impossible.
After being chased by the fire ships and the rest of the English fleet, the Armada ran into another storm, which did not help even the slightest. Suffering from a lack of supplies and having just recently been attacked the Armada travelled on a long, hard journey back to Spain up all the way around Scotland and Ireland. The damaged ships did not survive the storms are most of them sank while others were pushed onto the coast of Ireland got either stuck or wrecked. By the time the Spanish Armada had returned home in October, half of the original fleet was lost and and around 15,000. The wind that had caused the spanish ships to blow northwards delaying the attack, and the storm that came after the attack are believed by some that it was a work of
In 1997, millions of people gathered into movie theaters to watch one of the most tragic movies of all time: Titanic. Undoubtedly knowing what they will get, the people were willing to go and watch over three hours of a painful story that would end up with thousands of people dying. Hardly no-one, however, would have been willing to spectate the sinking ship in the North Atlantic Ocean – not even safely on the rescue boats. This inconsistency between the experiences looked for in real life and on the screen is commonly referred to as the paradox of tragedy (Smuts, 39). What drives us to seek negative feelings on the screen?
I spotted one more and I pointed to it and then we all jumped on it. Day:2,1:00am I looked back in horror, and I couldn’t believe it. The strongest ship had just sunken. So much things were going through my mind. It hit me, the Titanic sunken because of the iceberg course!
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of The Lusitania, is a narrative non-fiction thriller written by Eric Larson, describing the final, and disastrous voyage of the British ocean liner, the Lusitania. Similarly to the Titanic, the Lusitania was thought to be unsinkable, and those who voyaged within it had extreme confidence in the ship that eventually contributed to its downfall. The sheer size of the ship, and its speed and capability to exterminate smaller vessels at ease immediately dispelled any thought of it being a target of war. The story takes place in the early 1900 's, when the war between Britain and Germany during World War 1 had just begun. There was an agreement that non-military ships could not be targeted by either side.
Human factor is a product of incorrectly made decisions, negligence action arising from captains of cruise and decision based on inadequate technical knowledge. Negligence action arising or improper operation of the captain of the cruise will lead to accident such as collisions which are probably the most common type of disaster. The cruise may collide with rocks reefs, icebergs, piers and other vessels if the captain does not carry the cruise in proper way or without monitoring constantly throughout the voyage. For instance, in the incident of Costa Cruises on 2012 a major human error on the part of ship’s Master, Captain Francesco Schettino. The evident showed that the cruise is too close to the shore and the captain had not followed the standard procedures in handling the emergency appears.
There were roughly nineteen spotted icebergs on the voyage, but the most detrimental of them was spotted at 11:39 PM when it was too late to avoid having a collision. The captain of the ship, Edward John Smith, was warned six times of the incoming iceberg, but chose to ignore the heads up. Only thirty seconds after seeing what would lead to the doom of the Titanic and hearing Frederick Fleet call out “Iceberg dead ahead!”, the ship hit and slowly began the decline. Passengers said roughly 50-100 feet of the iceberg was showing above water, but the full size was 200-400 feet. The Captain said “The big icebergs that drift into warmer water melt much more rapidly under water than on the surface, and sometimes a sharp, low reef extending two or three hundred feet beneath the sea is formed.
Vessel was anchored outside the Chennai Port area in Outer Anchorage, rather close to the beach, when cyclone Nilam closed the eastern coast of India on Oct 31. Port authorities said they demanded the vessel to move either north or east to the open sea. According to Indian media, vessel heaved an anchor at around 11:00 Oct 31 when the storm already hit the coast. Tanker was proceeding along the coastline and tried to head on to open sea, but didn’t make it with the speed of only 5 knots, and had to drop both anchors to avoid grounding. Anchors didn’t hold, and tanker was pushed aground at Besant Nagar beach at around 14:20 local
WEDDING SPECIAL Romantic Wedding At Sea Renata and Ante got married on 13 May in Dubrovnik. Both locals, one from the Peninsula of Pelješac and the other from Konavle, they’ve met on the galleon cruising around the Old Town. Several years later, Ante proposed on the galleon. Of course they’ve included galleon Tirena in their wedding plans. They’ve combined tradition, romance and modern style for their perfect day.
A solar eclipse happened to fall around the one-year anniversary of my relationship ending. When it came to my love story, the sun had gone out long ago. To mark the occasion, I ran through Toronto 's High Park trying to avoid couples entangled on the lawn drinking Champagne. They were thrilled for the chance to witness celestial magic. I was considering where chasing magic has gotten me.