^ The Sinking of the RMS Titanic: A Tragedy of Epic Proportions
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Of Disasters & Techno-Administrative Evolutions
Some disasters leave behind vast and permanent imprints on human conscience. The sinking of RMS Titanic in April 1912 for example spurred the convening of the first International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Another such epoch maker was the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Four minutes past midnight on the fateful, 24th day of March 1989, an oil tanker named Exxon Valdez struck the Bligh Reef of Prince William Sound in the Gulf of Alaska. What followed was the second most disastrous oil spill in U.S. waters in terms of volume of spilled oil. Read More