Compliance vs. Intelligence The lesson of the Titanic
The ship WAS in compliance with regulations!
1890s British Maritime Safety Law
One life boat per 715 tons
Maximum tonnage addressed: 10,000 (14 life boats)
Regulations never updated as ships got heavier
Titanic "in compliance" (exceeded by 3%) with 17 life boats
Titanic weighed in excess of 45,000 tons (needed 64 life boats)