The Titanic’s Maiden Voyage
When thought to be unsinkable giant ship Titanic was sinking, the first-class passengers were provided with the lifeboats while rest were left to fend for themselves. The 20 lifeboats could only save up to half of the passengers out of 2208 onboard. An inquiry also revealed that White Star Line wanted fewer boats on the decks, to avoid unobstructed views for passengers and give the ship more aesthetics for external looks.
If the number of lifeboats exceeds 40 then it was likely to save all passengers on the voyage of RMS Titanic. Also, the giant ships must accompany 3 to 4 small shipments for emergency response and to ensure the waterfronts.
Life-jackets were also reported to be distributed among the passengers to avoid sinking. Alongside Life-jackets, life-balloons could be helpful enough to keep the drowning passengers at safe levels from the below-freezing temperature of the North Atlantic Ocean.
The life balloons is an idea just like that of para-shoots with minimum or no vertical distance. These balloons can keep the survivors of incidents from drowning for at least 6 to 7 hours. Elevating at a certain height from ground or water, the balloons maintain the air pressure inside them. The idea sets equally useful for Arial incidents, once the speed element of air traffic is compromised.
Launch time is yet another important element during a ship voyage. The lifeboats should be instantaneously launched to save the people at the time of emergency. Auto-response procedures must be in place to avoid the frustration of people and delayed emergency responses.
The ice-berg which strikes with the giant ship could be used as a temporary slot for survival if some emergency equipment were placed to minimize the temperature factors.
RMS Titanic sank into the cold waters of North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of April 15, 1912, during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Built-in Belfast by Harland and Wolff, the ship set out for her journey on April 10, 1912 – days before collapsing in the ocean. More than 1500 people died in one of the deadliest commercial maritime disasters. The acronym ‘RMS’ stands for royal mail ship, is a ship prefix used for seagoing vessels that carry mails under contract to the British Royal Mail whereas ‘titanic’ means ‘having great size, strength or power’.