The Sinking Of The Titanic

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The Titanic was one of the worst cruise ship disasters know in the world. The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on 15 April 1912. Over 1500 passengers died as a result of the Titanic sinking. To understand why the Titanic sank, one has to apply the three accidents theories to the disaster and then determine what theory applies the most. The first theory is natural accidents theory. Natural accidents theory states that every system fails at some point depending on how the systems is designed. The way natural accidents theory is applied to a system is by questioning if the design is simple or complex. A simple system is determined if one can foreshadow were the system might fail. Whereas, a complex system is determined if one cannot foreshadow were the system would fail. Once one can determine if the system is simple or complex then they can see if the system is lose or tight. A lose system explains that if there is a failure in the system the design would continue to operate. A tight system explains that if there were a failure in the system the design would fail completely. Combining both simple and complex with lose and tight anyone can determine if the design was well built, simple lose, or poorly built, complex tight, depending on if …show more content…
The NAT shows that the hull was not properly designed to keep the ship afloat in the case of a puncture in the hull. The company was not a HRO because they did not look into the main flaws of the bulkheads, which caused the ship to sink rapidly. The crew was not properly trained to handle stress in the case of possibly getting warning of the iceberg and if the Officer did not leave the ship, they could have been able to spot the iceberg soon. If all of these situations were avoided the ship would have had a better chance of not sinking or nor even not even sinking at

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