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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)

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