Effective Communication at Sea: Navigating the Waters of Maritime Communication

The sinking of the largest ship of its time on its maiden voyage turned the Titanic into a legendary tragedy that lasted until 2009, when the last survivor died.

Milvina Dean was aboard the giant passenger ship Titanic on her first and last voyage and was only nine weeks old at the time. Milvina Dean survived a drowning, lived a long life and died at the age of 97 on May 31, 2009.

A new life was written for her, and the sea did not swallow her up, and she did not drown along with other victims, of whom there were 1517 people.

In 2012, the ashes of her body were scattered in the waters of the British port of Southampton, from where the Titanic left on the afternoon of April 10, 1912, setting off on her failed trip to New York. .

In particular, on the night of April 15, 1912, the huge passenger ship Titanic, which its designers described as unsinkable, collided with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, carrying 2,200 people.

The Titanic was the largest passenger ship at the turn of the 20th century and the second of three built by the Irish White Star Line.

Its length is 260 meters, width is 28 meters, displacement is 52 thousand tons, height from the waterline to the surface is 19 meters, maximum speed is 23 knots.

In its height, it was like an 11-story building that walked on water.

This legendary and tragic ship was launched on May 31, 1911 and after 10 months successfully passed practical sea trials. The crew, under the command of Captain Edward John Smith, totaled 885 people.

Of these, 66 people worked on deck, more than 300 supervised the operation of the engines and about 500 were engaged in maintenance, and two people were responsible for radio communications.

Also on board the Titanic was a team of nine people from the Harland and Wolff shipyard, led by Thomas Andrews, who were tasked with monitoring, identifying and fixing any possible problems with the ship’s systems.

On top of all this, there was an eight-piece band on board, all second-class passengers. The Titanic had 762 cabins, divided into three categories, and seats were available for 2,566 passengers, with second and third class passengers separated from first class passengers by gates in different parts of the ship.

Among the ship’s large number of passengers on its ill-fated maiden voyage were, it was announced, 10 millionaires and famous personalities of the day.

During the first four days of sailing, the weather was clear and calm. On the fifth day, several ships radioed warnings of icebergs in the Titanic’s path.

The captain neglected this and the radio operators ignored it and busied themselves with telegraphing the messages sent by the passengers.

All circumstances led the ship to destruction. There was a man at the bow of the ship who was assigned to watch the horizon in front of him, and that day he relied on his eyesight because he did not have binoculars due to carelessness and forgetfulness.

The man saw with the naked eye an iceberg crossing the road on the Titanic, and the discovery was belated: the officer in charge of the helm did not act quickly and adequately.

The ship collided with a floating iceberg, and due to its size, could not avoid it in time, and water leaked into it, and its designers made sure that it inevitably sank.

Two hours and forty minutes after hitting the iceberg, the Titanic sank and was swallowed up by the ocean.

The death toll in this disaster reached 1,517 people, while, according to official figures, 60% of first-class passengers, 44% of second-class passengers and 25% of third-class passengers survived.

The Titanic went down in history as the biggest tragedy of the largest passenger ship swallowed up by the sea during its maiden voyage.

As if the sea answered its designers, who boasted that it was unsinkable.

Source: RT

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