Could people have survived the titanic if the captain was more careful?
Captain Smith of Titanic was following protocol at the time and
even, after receiving numerous ice warnings, he ordered a more
southerly course to avoid the reported icefields.
Yes, obviously, but you have to understand the pressure put on
the RMS Titanic Captain, Edward John Smith to get to the USA in
record time. It is so easy to use the captain as a scapegoat. I
watched a TV documentary last year (?), that analysed why the crew
on watch didn't see the iceberg in time. The documentary went into
great detail about what the watch could actually see, looking ahead
into the dark, with even a huge iceberg ahead. It was very
interesting and informative, unfortunately I can't recall the
details to find the documentary again!
If the Titanic had had all the modern navigation and satellite
communication aids modern ships carry today, then the disaster
probably wouldn't have happened. I say 'probably' because even
modern ships can come to grief - call it human nature, negligence,
or whatever! The sea can be very unforgiving at times!