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.

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Titanic: speed is important
Factor: Sister ship ''Olympic'' and maiden voyage record The Titanic shall cross the Atlantic faster than the sister ship ''Olympic'' one year before.


Titanic: Factor: Full speed despite the ice-field
Despite of all warnings the speed of the Titanic is not reduced. Thereby the Titanic is amidst the ice-field already and the officers know about it.


Last warning to the Titanic
Factor: Also the last ice warning from the ship ''California'' is not passed to the bridge - the captain goes sleeping...


Titanic full ahead in dark night
Factor: Missing binoculars - dark night - and full speed ahead yet. On the bridge of the Titanic two officers are looking for icebergs, without binoculars, because they do not know where they are.


The collision of the Titanic
1912-4-14, [23:40] The logic consequence: Confrontation with an iceberg The two officers detect an iceberg ahead, much too late.


Damage report of the Titanic
Factor investigation: One whole hour is needed to have the whole damage reported





The sinking of the Titanic commented by Michael Palomino.
The Compare to our current situation by Roland Mösl.
Context description:  Titanic sinking disaster catastrophe compared to present time current situation situations comparing with parallel parallels climate change peak oil peakoil
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