Category Archives: Maritime

Saturday Breakfast Maritime Ship Show 10 September 2016

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On Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast show this morning:

It’s the NEWSQUIZ? Jason will play a clip from the news – but can you work out the story? In Tranquil time our poem is read by Gill Fraser Lee.

It was a big week for star trek fans – as the franchise turned 50 on Thursday – we hear from former Trekker Whoopi Goldberg.

Jason calls upon the ancient spirits and call upon the late and great Bob Holness to make an appearance for our Blockbusters Quiz.

A quarter of Britons travelling overseas have no qualms about using free public wi-fi abroad for online banking. Jason chats to security Expert Tony Anscombe about the hidden dangers of using public WiFi.

We start this hour with Pick Of the Number One Pops then the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have made a charity single in memory of firefighters killed in the 9/11 terror attacks which occurred 15 years tomorrow. Later on today it’s the Maritime Ship Show – Jason will chat to event organiser Bernard McCall.

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Sinking of the Titanic- now in real-time

 

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The sinking of RMS Titanic occurred on the night of 14 April through to the morning of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship’s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

The largest passenger liner in service at the time, Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at around 23:40 (ship’s time)[a] on Sunday, 14 April 1912.

Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 02:20 (05:18 GMT) on 15 April resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, which made it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.

Titanic received six warnings of sea ice on 14 April but was travelling near her maximum speed when her lookouts sighted the iceberg. Unable to turn quickly enough, the ship suffered a glancing blow that buckled her starboard (right) side and opened five of her sixteen compartments to the sea. Titanic had been designed to stay afloat with four of her forward compartments flooded but not more, and the crew soon realised that the ship would sink.

A video of the historic RMS Titanic sinking has been made to shed light on the horrific events that unfolded on that fateful day.