Titanic disaster: Ignore warnings
Factor: Private telegrams - overloaded radio operators - the officers are laughing at the ice warnings of other ships
Two to three days before the sinking the Titanic receives 8-12 warnings saying that there is a big ice-field. But the radio operators are busy with private telegrams so the warnings of the ice are transmitted only from time to time. The private telegrams have priority if the radio operators want to keep their job. They have to serve the customers first, before the shipping company. In this case the darwinistic disposition of the service ends in a mass murder.
The warning of the ice are provoking laughing at the bridge of the boats. the officers are joking, for example that one has to pass the ice-field as fast as possible to get rid of it as soon as possible. The officers are regarding themselves as invulnerable and captain Smith does not think much of the new morse technique on his last trip. He takes the warning half earnest only.
On 13th April 1912 Titanic gets 6 other ice warnings from other ships. The warnings say there is a big ice-field. But the radio operators don't pass the warnings to the bridge. The warnings are fixed at the black board and nobody is reading them. Captain Smith means it would be possible to evade an iceberg.
The sinking of the Titanic commented by Michael Palomino.
The Compare to our current situation by Roland Mösl.