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Old March 8th, 2017   #5
echo
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Default Re: Design To Fail Strikes Again!

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Originally Posted by Redfish View Post
the fact that the crew failed to secure the hatches KNOWING they were headed into a hurricane throws the blame on the captain and crew.
Very true. At the time of the sinking the media painted a picture of a heartless company sending the crew of a decrepit ship into a hurricane to their certain deaths.

However.

If the doors could not be secured due to age related deterioration, that complicates matters. It still might be the captains responsibility to sign off on a working, safe ship before leaving port.

Or legally the company could be held responsible at least in part. Im thinking there will be lawsuits by the crew's family at some point.

But yes, the only way for the crew to save their lives was to secure the ship. Maybe the doors worked and the crew failed to secure them. Their bad.

Last edited by echo; March 8th, 2017 at 02:24 AM.
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