A 30-second delay blamed for sinking the Titanic

Mon, 5th December 2011

It was a half minute that might have saved the world's largest passenger liner and nearly 1500 lives.When the officer in charge of the Titanic was warned that an iceberg had been spotted in its path, he waited 30 seconds before changing course, a study has concluded. Had William Murdoch taken action immediately, the liner and 1496 lives might well have been saved.

Read more courtesy of The Age: http://www.theage.com.au/world/a-30second-delay-in-changing-course-blamed-for-sinking-the-titanic-20111204-1odfp.html#ixzz1fbZDwCba