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Analogy Of The 20 Titanic Lifeboats
« on: March 14, 2015, 06:23:19 AM »
An interesting read.  The conclusion is the correct one, IMO . . .

Analogy Of The 20 Titanic Lifeboats

The Titanic had just 20 lifeboats aboard when it sank April 15, 1912.

From a preparedness standpoint, we can draw several practical parallels or analogies from the disaster of the Titanic – and your adherence to the lessons learned will put you in a better place of readiness and safety…

The Titanic was originally fitted with enough lifeboats for more than everyone on board. However the company ordered the removal of two-thirds of them claiming that the 64 lifeboats made the ship look bad.

For this reason, of the 2,223 people on board, 1,517 lost their lives while only 706 survived.

Nearly as alarming was the percentage of lives that survived based on their cabin class.

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Re: Analogy Of The 20 Titanic Lifeboats
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 03:38:20 AM »
I was under the impression that not even all the lifeboats  onboard were deployed.
If that was the case having more wouldn't have mattered.
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