With the recent story about the Titan submarine implosion, the infamous Royal Mail Steamer (R.M.S.) Titanic is once again a very hot topic.
Of course, in its day, the Titanic was the standard by which all luxury ships were judged. But was it really?
According to Merriam-Webster, a standard is a means of determining what a thing should be. If you connect this, it means the ship was supposed to sink.
There are reasons why the Titanic foundered, and the Titan imploded. One of the reasons is very similar.
A few days ago, I heard a news reporter say that both Titanic and Titan met with tragedy for the same reason. Basically, what he indicated was, the owners of both vessels thought their product was invincible, and were invulnerable to tragedy.
It is documented that the man who built the Titanic said, "God Himself Could Not Sink This Ship."
Numerous safety warnings were ignored by the captain and the owners of the Titanic. Here are a few:
Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate, owner of the Titan also ignored safety warnings.
The Titan operated in international waters, meaning, it was outside the jurisdiction of government agencies. The passengers had to sign a waiver before getting on board. This meant, the Titan had not been approved by any regulator.
Rush was skeptical of safety standards. He said that laws governing under seas vessels needlessly prioritized passenger safety over innovation. He made a comment to CBS, saying, "If you want to be safe, don't get out of bed."
Mr. Rush had been warned about these concerns by many people for years, even before Titan disappeared. Some of the people who warned him were leaders in the submarine industry, who said that his experimental approach of taking the Titan down could be catastrophic.
There are only 10 vehicles in the world that can go 400 meters or deeper. All of them are certified, except the Titan.
It was the same type of arrogance that caused both the sinking of the Titanic, and the implosion of the Titan.
The Titanic put profits and notoriety over the safety of their passengers.
In the case of the Titan, it was innovation.
In both cases, there is a common denominator - EGO! Watch out for that ego. If used incorrectly, it could cost people their lives, as we have seen.
You have heard stories over the years, no doubt.
The Titanic went down because:
You can throw all of this out the window. It's nothing but hearsay. It's just opinions of different people.
There is only one reason the Titanic sank, and it's not hearsay.
The Titanic went down because it was its fate.
It was just its time. It was meant to happen, and nothing or no one could have prevented it.
Forget all the ridiculous things you've heard about why it happened. As for the people who have made the claims, were they there?
I've even heard someone actually say that God was angry when the builder said, "God Himself Could Not Sink This Ship." So, He went to the North Atlantic that night and took the form of an iceberg. The part that nicked the ship was His thumping finger.
How bazaar is this? Well, if you believe all of the stories you've heard about why the Titanic sank, you might as well believe this, because they are all bazaar.
As for Stockton Rush, perhaps his philosophy and methods are not the safest. However, he did this for 14 years and managed to stay alive until the Titan tragedy.
He must have done something right during those years.
The reason for the Titan tragedy is the same as that for the Titanic. It was fate. It was his time. It was meant to happen.
However, I have to make a slight modification by saying, I would have felt much safer on the Titanic than in the Titan, provided I had to choose one, which I'm glad I didn't. But I do agree with him when he said, "If you want to be safe, don't get out of bed."
We all have to go sometime. When the Man upstairs wants us, there's nothing we can do about it.
Do I want to go down there and see the Titanic? No Way!
I am somewhat interested in the story, but I'm not obsessed with it, and I am definitely not crazy. But I did enjoy three of the movies made about it.
The Titanic was doomed from the very beginning. It has been said that over 20 people died during the building of the ship, but this is probably hearsay. However, there is documented evidence that 8 people lost their lives.
Of course, we know about the 1,500 or more who died during the tragedy.
When I first heard about the Titan tragedy, the first thing I said to myself is, "After more than one hundred years, that ship is still claiming lives."
Sometimes, we have to speak the truth. And the truth is, the Titanic is cursed. Through no fault of anyone, the grand old ship just has a case of bad chemistry.
The Titanic is now nothing but a venue of death.
The ship was cursed from its very beginning, and will always be, until it becomes a pile of iron ore at the bottom of the Atlantic. People have speculated that this could happen by the year 2030, and by 2037 at the latest.
I believe people should stop going down there to see this ghost ship. This is a grave yard. Let the Titanic, and the people who lost their lives on it rest in peace. Show some respect.
If Stockton Rush had felt this way, he and his last passengers would still be alive. Unfortunately, the Titan will also be known to the world as another venue of death.
The Titanic, and the Titan are both tragedies that were very costly, and will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to all of the people who passed over the last 111 years, on both vessels. And my prayers are with their families.
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