If you're going to drown nothing is out of the question. ;) Would a
bathtub float with a person in it?
There have been studies done on "what they could have done" but
unfortunanly that's Monday morning quarterbacking. I think many believed
it wasn't going to sink, until it did.
One idea was to tie all the deck chairs together.
It is difficult to second guess...
One possible solution might have been to remain close to the iceberg, and
find a way to climb aboard the iceberg. I imagine that is not easy but
might be the best alternative. It was the only thing for miles around
It's a real shame that the wireless (radio) safety rules were not in effect,
there were other ships in the area but their radios were off for the night.
I think the main concern was time to get all that done,
especially since it would have taken time to decide that you weren't
going to get in the lifeboats.
The REAL problem of all those scenarios is, even assuming you can
get it out, lug to the main deck and get it launched, how do you then
get down to it without getting wet?
See above (g)
People thought cybersex was a safe alternative,
until patients started presenting with sexually
On Sat, 14 Apr 2012 12:35:13 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Indeed... plus it was quite a long way down from deck level to the water;
it would have been extremely difficult to launch anything and end up on
top of it without getting soaked in the process, and then odds are pretty
good that hypothermia will get you before someone rescues you.
Again, how many times do I have to point out that the idea of making a
raft is to stay above the water???!?!?!
If the boat is on an even keel.
I don't know if you noticed or paid attention in history class, but the
boat began sinking bow-first. It made a rather shallow and easy entry
point into the water from the deck about an hour after it hit the
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