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WOULD the Ti­tanic have avoided disas­ter if its skipper didn’t try to dodge the gi­ant ice­berg which ul­ti­mately sealed its fate?

Well, that’s the claim put for­ward by for­mer cruise ship of­fi­cer Jay Her­rin in his book The Truth About Cruise Ships.

“The Ti­tanic would have likely sur­vived the ice­berg if it had smashed into it head on,” Her­rin as­serts.

He also claims that the big­gest hazard that cruise cap­tains fear are rogue waves crash­ing into the side of the ves­sel.

“The side of the ship is the weak­est spot in any ship,” he writes.

“When it comes to sail­ing, the dan­ger of any wave de­pends not only on its size, but where it strikes the boat”.

Maybe save the book for land.

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