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Unformatted text preview: safety regulations at the time, which called for a lifeboat capacity of 10 percent of the ships capacity. The original Titanic plans called for over 40 lifeboats. But the boat deck was thought to be too crowded with this many lifeboats, so to cut costs, a decision was made to cut the number of lifeboats in half. 3.) On April 11, 1912, approximately 2,220 passengers set sail on the Titanics maiden voyage. The first two days, the ship sailed through calm, clear weather. On the third day, seven ice warnings were received, along with a message at 10:50 p.m. from another ship, the Californian. Ice had surrounded their ship and caused them to stop. The captain of the Titanic wanted to make it into port in New York City on time, so he decided to steam on. The following is a timed account of the sinking of the Titanic:...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Vladimir during the Fall '11 term at Central Mich..
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