RMS TITANIC

Casualties – New probe into ferry ESTONIA sinking reveals construction flaws – Jan 2023

A new investigation into the sinking of ferry ESTONIA that claimed 852 souls in 1994 revealed flaws in her bow visor construction missed during her certification, officials said on Monday 23rd January 2023. Built at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, West Germany as yard number 590 she was launched on 26th April,1980 and in service on …

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Casualties – RMS TITANIC – 14.04.1912

108 years ago on the night of Sunday 14th April 1912 RMS TITANIC during her maiden voyage struck an iceberg, buckling part of her hull and causing her to sink in the early hours of 15th April. 706 of her 2,224 passengers and crew survived. Her loss was the catalyst for major reforms in shipping safety and …

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