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Semi-protected edit request on 12 September 2014: Wrong picture description
A piece from the article:
Titanic (right) after the near-collision with New York (left, with Oceanic)
In the article is written this picture was taken AFTER the near-collision, but in fact this picture was taken in the short moment the New York was drifting away to the titanic stern, so BEFORE the near-collision. I propose this:
The New York (middle) drifting to the Titanic (right), the Oceanic on the left
I don't have enough edits yet to get the rights to edit the semi-protected page and fix this, but I hope I can count on somebody to do this? I say thank you in advance. Chris358 (talk) 06:57, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
It's not very easy to even see there are three ships there, unless one expands the image to full screen. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:13, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
Not mentioned was the effect that the sinking had on communications at sea. At that time the generally accepted distress signal was "CQD," generally interpreted as "Come Quick DAnger" and the other signal which was not in general use was "SOS" - which many consider means "Save Our Ship" or "Save Our Souls." After the ship sank it was agreed by the International Telecommunications Union that in every case of danger to life at sea the ONLY signal to be transmitted would be "SOS" sent three times, then the ships call sign and "SOS" sent three times, in each case it was to be sent without a break between each part so that it would be transmitted and heard as "SOSSOSSOS." All communication was carried out using WT aka CW aka Morse Code.
Also out the disaster came mandatory instructions to all wireless operators. They had to stop transmitting what ever they were and tune the receiver to the international distress frequency at 15 minutes past and 15 minutes to each hour. They had to listen for any transmission and notify the ships captain or officer of the watch immediately who would advise whether his ship would go to the distressed vessels aid - for example it would be rather difficult for a ship in the Atlantic Ocean to respond to a distress call from a ship in the Pacific Ocean. Otherwise the vessel was placed under a duty to save life at sea and set sail immediately to the stricken vessel to render all aid.
Only with the advent of voice (RT) did the distress call change from SOS to the spoken word of "MAYDAY" it is sent three times as "MAYDAYMAYDAYMAYDAY" without a pause between each mayday, followed by the call sign followed by "MAYDAYMAYDAYMAYDAY." However any distress signal on the IDF's may be transmitted using Morse Code or Voice and has to be responded to. The requirement to render assistance is also placed on aircraft captains.
Modern aircraft and ship communication systems contain a monitor which automatically notifies the crew that a distress signal has been received. Modern ship lifeboats and aircraft life rafts have to carry communication equipment to enable the occupants to transmit their location.
Semi-protected edit request on 10 December 2014
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