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April 15, 2013
futurejournalismproject:

Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg
Survival Facts: If you were a third class passenger, your chance of survival was 25 percent
First class passengers had a 62 percent survival rate. Second class passengers had a 41 percent survival rate. The crew had a 24 percent survival rate.
Fun Fact: What happened to the iceberg?
Bonus: Images of the Titanic wreck made by stitching together hundreds of optical and sonar images collected by robots via Scientific American Woods Whole Oceanographic Institute, and National Geographic.
Image: April 16, 1912 edition of the New York Times.

"Noted names missing."

futurejournalismproject:

Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg

Survival Facts: If you were a third class passenger, your chance of survival was 25 percent

First class passengers had a 62 percent survival rate. Second class passengers had a 41 percent survival rate. The crew had a 24 percent survival rate.

Fun Fact: What happened to the iceberg?

Bonus: Images of the Titanic wreck made by stitching together hundreds of optical and sonar images collected by robots via Scientific American Woods Whole Oceanographic Institute, and National Geographic.

Image: April 16, 1912 edition of the New York Times.

"Noted names missing."

11:58 // 1 year ago
February 27, 2013
breakingnews:

Titanic 2?
NBC News: Just over a century after the Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic, an Australian billionaire has officially floated plans to build a successor.
Clive Palmer, chairman of Brisbane-based Blue Star Line, revealed blueprints for Titanic II, a ‘full-scale re-creation’ of the illustrious, if ill-fated, ship at a press conference on the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum in New York.
Photo: This handout provided by Blue Star Line shows a computer-generated image of Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer’s plans for a “Titanic II” near-replica cruise ship. (Handout / Getty Images)

I saw “Titanic 2" already. No need to remake.

breakingnews:

Titanic 2?

NBC News: Just over a century after the Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic, an Australian billionaire has officially floated plans to build a successor.

Clive Palmer, chairman of Brisbane-based Blue Star Line, revealed blueprints for Titanic II, a ‘full-scale re-creation’ of the illustrious, if ill-fated, ship at a press conference on the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum in New York.

Photo: This handout provided by Blue Star Line shows a computer-generated image of Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer’s plans for a “Titanic II” near-replica cruise ship. (Handout / Getty Images)

I saw “Titanic 2" already. No need to remake.

10:00 // 1 year ago
April 30, 2012
thedailywhat:

Titanic 2 of the Day: Because the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic didn’t exactly go as planned, an Australian billionaire has commissioned a replica of the ship for a series of journeys that will hopefully have a happier ending.
Clive Palmer, a Queensland-based mining billionaire, is partnering with China’s CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the ship, which will be ready for passengers by 2016.
“It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems,” he said in a statement.
The ship’s first trip will be from London to New York — rather than from Southampton to New York like the “unsinkable” original — and Palmer admits that some potential passengers will stay away because of superstitions.
“It is going to be designed so it won’t sink. But, of course, if you are superstitious like you are, you never know what could happen,” he said, encouragingly.
No word on what kind of deck chairs the new ship will have, or how they’ll be arranged.
[cnn.]

In which a titan of industry tries to become a Titanic of industry.

thedailywhat:

Titanic 2 of the Day: Because the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic didn’t exactly go as planned, an Australian billionaire has commissioned a replica of the ship for a series of journeys that will hopefully have a happier ending.

Clive Palmer, a Queensland-based mining billionaire, is partnering with China’s CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the ship, which will be ready for passengers by 2016.

“It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems,” he said in a statement.

The ship’s first trip will be from London to New York — rather than from Southampton to New York like the “unsinkable” original — and Palmer admits that some potential passengers will stay away because of superstitions.

“It is going to be designed so it won’t sink. But, of course, if you are superstitious like you are, you never know what could happen,” he said, encouragingly.

No word on what kind of deck chairs the new ship will have, or how they’ll be arranged.

[cnn.]

In which a titan of industry tries to become a Titanic of industry.

20:59 // 2 years ago
April 16, 2012
yahoonews:

Do these shoes mark where a Titanic victim came to rest? Federal officials say the close proximity of the boots in this photo suggests that they were on a passenger whose remains stayed at the bottom of the Atlantic.
(AP Photo/Institute for Exploration, Center for Archaeological Oceanography/University of Rhode Island/NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration)

It’s strange to think those boots have stayed in the same place for 100 years, untouched by anything except the elements. This story raises such weird questions.

yahoonews:

Do these shoes mark where a Titanic victim came to rest? Federal officials say the close proximity of the boots in this photo suggests that they were on a passenger whose remains stayed at the bottom of the Atlantic.

(AP Photo/Institute for Exploration, Center for Archaeological Oceanography/University of Rhode Island/NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration)

It’s strange to think those boots have stayed in the same place for 100 years, untouched by anything except the elements. This story raises such weird questions.

21:42 // 2 years ago
April 15, 2012
12:07 // 2 years ago
April 10, 2012

great-poster says: please credit twitter user @boring_as_heck for finding those titanic tweets, everyone's been stripping the attribution.

» SFB says: FYI for everyone — as we get annoyed when stuff isn’t credited, we’re gonna give this a signal boost. Anyway, we found our image through a reblogged Funny or Die post, but they didn’t credit anyone — nor did the Reddit thread where they grabbed the image. Lame. Sorry to @boring_as_heck (emptybrackets posted it too) and a FYI to everyone else. — Ernie @ SFB

23:29 // 2 years ago
March 20, 2012
Ever wonder what the ruins of the Titanic look like up close? Thanks to National Geographic, wonder no longer. Some stellar visuals gathered here, all thanks to the very difficult work of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, which spent many months poring over the below-the-ocean work. Oh, and spend a nice long while poring over the gallery. Trust us.

Ever wonder what the ruins of the Titanic look like up close? Thanks to National Geographic, wonder no longer. Some stellar visuals gathered here, all thanks to the very difficult work of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, which spent many months poring over the below-the-ocean work. Oh, and spend a nice long while poring over the gallery. Trust us.

23:40 // 2 years ago
January 14, 2012
breakingnews:

About 4,000 people were on board a cruise ship when it ran aground and tipped over off Italy’s west coast.Passenger Luciano Castro told Ansa news agency: “We heard a loud  noise while we were at dinner as if the keel of the ship hit something.”“The ship started taking in water through the hole and began tilting.” - BBC News
[Image: The Costa Concordia is seen listing off the west coast of Italy. Reuters via MSNBC]

Super-dramatic photo of the Costa Concordia crash.

breakingnews:

About 4,000 people were on board a cruise ship when it ran aground and tipped over off Italy’s west coast.
Passenger Luciano Castro told Ansa news agency: “We heard a loud noise while we were at dinner as if the keel of the ship hit something.”
“The ship started taking in water through the hole and began tilting.” - BBC News

[Image: The Costa Concordia is seen listing off the west coast of Italy. Reuters via MSNBC]

Super-dramatic photo of the Costa Concordia crash.

10:56 // 2 years ago

"Have you seen ‘Titanic?’ That’s exactly what it was." The Italian cruiseliner that went aground near the coast of Tuscany on Friday evoked a deadly situation that, to say the least, harkened back to that fateful incident. The Costa Concordia crashed on the tiny island of Giglio, forcing a tip-over that killed three and left nearly 70 others unaccounted for. The ship had a very chaotic, disorganized evacuation — putting roughly 4,200 people in danger — partly because the crew delayed the evacuation drill until days after the cruiseliner started moving. The ship was supposed to have an evacuation drill on Saturday, despite the fact that some had been on the ship for several days. source

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10:54 // 2 years ago