Following the Titanic disaster, the first ever International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea was held. These are some of the recommendations that came out of that meeting:
- Creation of the International Ice Patrol to monitor icebergs;
- Separate frequency for distress signals and messages;
- Universal adoption of the distress call S.O.S.;
- 24-hour radio watch on all ships carrying 50 or more passengers;
- Shipping lanes shifted farther south;
- Steamships now carry search lights;
- Passenger ships must carry enough lifeboats to hold everyone on board;
- Lifeboat drills must now be conducted by both passengers and crew.
NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM NOAH'S ARK!