Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's been 100 years now since...

... the ill-fated (nieszczęsny) ship called Titanic set off (wyruszył) on its voyage (podróż) from Southampton to New York. It was April 10, 1912 when this British passenger liner (pasażerski liniowiec) disappeared on the horizon with  2,224 people on board. The unsinkable (niezatapialny) ship collided with an iceberg (góra lodowa) on the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 and... sank causing the deaths of 1,514 people.

Who were the passengers? These were some of the richest people in the world together with at least one thousand emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, and Scandinavia who wanted to settle down (osiedlić się) in North America...
How could such a disaster have happened? Well, there are many theories, speculations, analyses... Perhaps some people were too confident that the ship would never sink as it had advanced safety features... However, due to a set of unfortunate coincidences (nieszczęśliwy splot okoliczności) led to the deaths of a third of the ship's passenger and crew capacity.

More about the ship itself and all around it can be found on the website of Titanic Belfast, click here.
To learn more about the Titanic and to read more related stories go to this website.

Is there anybody interested in this story? Has anybody been to the new museum in Belfast yet? Are any of your relatives on the voyage to New York aboard the MS Balmoral? Don't you think it is a sort of asking-for-trouble event?

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