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The sinking of the Titanic on 14 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg was the catalyst for the adoption in 1914 of the first International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). More than 1,500 passengers and crew died and the disaster raised so many questions about the safety standards in force that the United Kingdom Government proposed holding a conference to develop international regulations. The Conference, which was attended by representatives of 13 countries, introduced new international requirements dealing with safety of navigation for all merchant ships.
Titanic Enquiry Project
: read the transcripts and the full text of the UK Enquiry report (Lord Mersey's Report) and the US Enquiry report.
The Titanic wreck
On 31 January 2012, IMO issued circular MEPC.1/Circ.779
alerting its member governments of a request by the U.S. Coast Guard that vessels voluntarily take additional pollution prevention and safety measures in an area of the seas above the wreck site of the Titanic.
Engineers of the Titanic
The Guild of Benevolence of IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology)
The Guild has published a 100th Anniversary booklet
commemorating the sacrifice made by the engineers of the Titanic. The charity was created in 1912 to support the widows, children and other dependents of Titanic’s lost Marine Engineers. The 16-page fully illustrated commemorative booklet contains the history of the Titanic, drawings and photographs of the ship and its machinery; a tribute to the engineers
Some websites amongst thousands:
gCAPTAIN.COM Video slideshow
TITANIC INQUIRY.0RG LlNKS
National Archives (Kew) - UK
National Museums of Northern Ireland - Titanic page
Unseen Titanic (National Geographic)
Titanic threat: why do ships still hit icebergs?
Titanic Historical Society Inc (USA)
Lloyd's Register Infosheet No 18 : Titanic
Robert Ballard Returns to the Titanic
United States Citizenship
ICS/ISF Passengership Safety - FAQS