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Improving Safety at Sea

Going to sea has become safer because of disasters like Titanic. Discover how mariners are warned of danger and how the shipwrecked are saved.
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Accidents and the lessons learned

Read about some serious accidents to ships and the efforts made - not always successful - to prevent them happening again.
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E W Grounds  Protecting the Mariner

Governments have seen protecting seafarers and ships as their duty. Discover how systems like lighthouses, lightships, buoys and the load line have been put in place to warn mariners of dangers and how legislation has helped protect them.
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Saving the Shipwrecked

However good the systems for preventing shipwrecks and other accidents, human errors and the power of the sea ensure that disasters will always happen. Read how lifesaving equipment and methods have developed, the success of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and how government agencies play their part in saving the shipwrecked.
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Accidents and the lessons learned

Quick quiz
Imagine you are the officer on watch when 'Titanic' hit an iceberg. Looking back, what should you have done?
 Not altered course
Ordered 'hard astern'
Gone to sea with more lifeboats

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