Accidents are inevitable but it can be surely averted deepening upon the situation. The story of world’s biggest ship ‘Titanic’ is one such example of the same. Titanic, the world’s first and most expensive luxury vessel started its first Journey in the Atlantic Ocean on 10th April 1912 which transformed into its last journey within just four days of its sailing. Why this accident happened and whether this could have been averted? to know more read this sensational report.
More than 100 years have been passed but the story of Titanic still remains the mystery. No one knows the exact reasons behind that tragedy as the there are numerous stories told by the survivors of this accident. According to the sources, there were around 2200 passengers traveling aboard of the Titanic which included the first, second and third class categories of passengers.
The sources have revealed that the cost of the tickets for the first class was around Rs. 44 Lakhs in today’s currency value. The British Ship RMS Titanic started its journey on 10th April 1912 with 2200 passengers and collided with an Iceberg in Northern Atlantic Ocean on the intervening night of 14-15 and submerged into Atlantic within just 7 minutes after the collision with an iceberg. Today it will be 105 years that the world’s biggest and the best ship sunk into 12000 feet deep Ocean along with 1500 people.
Despite all the security measures installed on the Titanic only 700 passengers had been saved from 2200 traveling aboard. The reason behind this accident is said to be the utter negligence of the crew members on board. According to the reports, despite the capacity of the ship to carry around 60 lifeboats they only had 20 lifeboats and obviously, all were used by the rich first class people who supposed to have paid Rs. 44 lakhs for that journey.
RMS Titanic was the world’s most powerful and Magnificent Cruise Liner that started its first journey on the 10th April 1912. The people were highly excited to become the part of this Luxury Cruise had never ever dreamt that their first journey could turn out to be the last one and that they would meet with such a horrifying end in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
FACTS ABOUT TITANIC
James Cameroon made an Epic love story based on this incident that was portrayed on screen in the movie “TITANIC” with characters that were real as well as fictitious. The characters of Jack and Rose were fictitious but the story that was told in the movie was real since no one knows of as how many Rose were there on the ship that night and how many Jack had scarfed their lives saving the lives of their Rose. All 1500 out 2200 passengers were drawn into the 12,000 feet deep Ocean and their bodies were never been recovered. After over 100 years the dreadful memories of Titanic are still peeking out from the bottom of Ocean bed. The dreams that were turned into the ruins and lying 12000 feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean.
According to the sources, 270 meters Long, 28 meters Wide and 32 meter Tall RMS Titanic was the world’s biggest Cruise Liner of that time. The powerful engine of the Titanic was the strength of the ship and it has world’s best wireless system installed in it. The makers of the Titanic had made the claim that its generators are capable of producing the electricity that can light up the whole city.
With these tall claims the Titanic was built in three years time with the cost of whopping 75,00,000 US Dollars and when it was ready in March 1912 the people were amazed to look at its creation. Titanic was more stunning than any five-star hotels in the world.
Titanic started its first journey from South Hampton in Britain to its destination at New York in America. The ship has around 2200 passengers belonging to every social status from the society. The first class was designed for the rich and famous people and it had the world’s best luxury facilities like swimming pool, Gym, Squash course, Turkish bathrooms and the best of the cafes and restaurants. According to the sources, people have paid their fortune to become the part of the first journey of the Titanic. The people who opted for the first class had supposed to have paid approximately 44 lakh rupees for the journey.
There were also people like Jack (the character from the movie Titanic) who paid little less to become the part of this luxurious journey with the fewer facilities but comparing to the existing Cruises in those days the third class of Titanic was of much superior quality laced with luxury, claims the sources. People were enjoying their each and every moment for the next four days unaware of that fact that very soon everything is going to end drastically.
WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT?
15th April 2012, time 2.20 am people were in a deep sleep received one jolt that woke them up. The Titanic was hit by the iceberg. It was too late to realize and there was no way to escape. According to the source, before even anybody realizes what is going on, 1500 out of the 2200 people were already submerged into the water that entered the ship after the impact.
The world’s biggest ship Titanic according to its makers was invincible and the journey which was called as the beautiful dream was sinking in the deep ocean in the middle of Atlantic. The people were running around to save their lives and were ready to do anything to get into the lifeboats.
According to the another source, on the 14th April at 11.40 pm Titanic had received six warnings before hitting the iceberg. One of the members of the crew of Titanic Frederick Plight had raised an alarm and the first officer William Murdoch had immediately tried to reverse the ship which was about to hit the iceberg but it was too late and Titanic had collided with an iceberg. The captain ordered to fire the emergency rockets from the Titanic and the Californian Ship that was passing from nearby saw it but thought that it could be the part of celebrations going on in the Titanic.
Now Titanic had no options but to struggle alone with the disaster and at this point, it had only 20 lifeboats but fortunately the ship called Olympic caught an emergency signal from the Titanic but it was around the distance of 4 hours of journey from the Titanic, revealed the sources. Half the portion of Titanic was already submerged and the rest of it was about to enter into the water.
15th April 1912, 12.30 am the first lifeboat was released into the water with 28 people from the first class while the capacity of the boat was 35. Here once again the gap between rich and poor became widely visible. The first class passengers were given the first preference to take the lifeboat by the crew members, claims the sources. People were running to save their lives and many have even jumped into the Ocean to save their lives but only to die into the water which has minus 2 degrees of temperature. Finally, unable to carry the load of people Titanic was torn from the middle into the two parts and sank into the 12000 feet deep water.
THE ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN AVERTED?
According to the sources, when Titanic hit the ice rock there were only 30 seconds between spotting the ice rock and hitting on to it. It took almost two hours and 40 minutes for the ship to completely get submerged into the 12000 feet deep Ocean. There are records which show that this accident could have been averted.
According to the records, in the year 1985 when the first the ruins of the titanic were discovered the investigation in the direction of the reason behind the accident started getting various speculations. The sources claim that this accident could have been averted and many lives had been saved if the alertness of the crew members had played the major role. According to the sources, the Titanic was laced with the world’s best wireless standards that were giving the warning signals continuously before the accident took place. The other ships passing from the nearby had changed their routes after getting the signals of an iceberg. But in spite of having the world’s latest wireless system installed on the Titanic, the crew members did not get the warning signals? It is very difficult to believe. There is a possibility that the crew members of Titanic were unable to understand the warning signals sent by the wireless system and continued to ignore the signal of danger?
According to the reports published in the year 2008, the news secrets related to the sinking of Titanic had been unleashed. According to the reports, this accident could not have taken place at all if the radio operator on the ship had to take the cognisance of the continuous warnings received on the radio. The job of Radio operator had been assigned to the 25-year-old Jack Philip and he had received the warnings from the Californian ship crew almost 6 times. But due to the personal differences existing between Jack Philip and the Californian operator, Philip had ignored the signals sent by the Californian operator.
Another thing that came to the light, was the capacity of the ship and a number of lifeboats were available on it. According to the sources, the Titanic had the storing capacity of storing 60 lifeboats but when the accident took place there were only 20 lifeboats were there on the ship. There are no records as to why the ship carried 40 fewer lifeboats. According to the experts, if the Titanic had 60 lifeboats, possibly everyone’s life could have been saved after the accident struck.
The reports says that, Titanic was not just the disaster but it has become the lessons to many Cruise Liners operators in the world that regardless of whatever techniques available on the ship if the operators does not know how to make use of it, any journey could become the last journey just like the 100-year-old tragedy of Titanic.
The Titanic started its journey with 2224 passengers and crew members aboard but when it sank into the 12,000 feet deep the Atlantic Ocean only 706 were saved and 1517 people were submerged into the water.
SOURCE: AAJ TAK
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