Anniversary of Titanic sinking – it’s rusting away

ByRick Deutsch

Anniversary of Titanic sinking – it’s rusting away

Just a few days ago, the anniversary of the April 14, 1912, sinking of the first true luxury cruise ship, the RMS Titanic passed. It sank after colliding with a huge iceberg in the North Atlantic.

It slowly sank, sending 1,514 people died, to a water grave. About 300 survived.  As a result, maritime rules were immediately improved.  The number of lifeboats onboard was standard for the time.  Really?  Only 22? For over 2,000 PAX?   Turns out there had never been a large disaster at sea  like this…before, most incidents were small and usually other ships were in the area and the lifeboats could easily ferry passengers off.

Not that day.

One estimate has that iceberg over 200 ft tall.  We recently had a cruise to Antarctica – yes, they grow that large!

What’s been happening to the old boat since?  We all have seen the movie and a few “amusement” areas offer artifacts to view.  Clive Parker – the Aussie billionaire – still says he’s going to build a replica. We’ve been waiting years for the keel laying. The Chinese are moving forward with a Titanic of their own. It will not move.

Read more about Clive Parker’s plans

Rust is eating away at the ship. Entrepreneurs are clamoring to take “guests” down for a first hand look for mega-bucks.

Many want to leave it a cemetery. What do you think?

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Bonus trivia – The RMS in RMS Titanic stands for Royal Mail Service.

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