From the Titanic to the Queen Mary 2
COVERED LIFEBOATS AND HUMAN SAFETY AT SEA
Passenger travel by steamship developed rapidly from around 1850, but with emphasis on speed, and profit rather than passenger (or crew) safety.
The industry long resisted change and often failed to use available technology.
We follow developments from the 1854 sinking of the Arctic to the quite recent requirement for covered lifeboats.
Mandatory lifeboat drills and comfortable transfers by lifeboat tender present an opportunity for cruise passengers to reflect on past tragedies and modern protections.
THIS WILL BE A ZOOM PRESENTATION AND WILL START AT 1900.
Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club is non-profit organization. PO Box 2521, Sidney, BC V8L 4B9