Sinking of the RMS Titanic
One of the worst maritime disasters in history occurred on April 15, 1912, when the RMS Titanic went down in the North Atlantic. On its maiden journey from Southampton to New York, the “unsinkable” luxury passenger ship tragically ran aground on an iceberg in the North Atlantic.
Over 1,500 people, out of an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew, perished because of the ship’s low quantity of lifeboats and insufficient safety protocols. There was considerable shock and sadness after the catastrophe, which led to new maritime safety laws.
Because of the lessons learnt from the Titanic disaster, shipbuilding and safety regulations were overhauled significantly. An abiding legacy was left, one that serves as a cautionary tale about the limitations of human inventiveness in the face of nature’s unpredictability, and the event became a cultural icon that spawned numerous books, documentaries, and investigations into the ship’s doomed journey.