On the evening of April 14th, 1912, the HMS Titanic was making her way from Southampton to New York. Steaming off the coast of Nova Scotia she collided with an Iceberg at 11:40 pm. By 2:20 am after taking on water along her starboard side, the “unsinkable” vessel foundered, broke apart, and sank with over a thousand souls on board. In response to this tragedy, the International Ice Patrol (IIP) was set up to monitor the flow of icebergs within shipping lanes between Europe, Canada, and the United States.
A full account of the International Ice Patrol and current threats posed by this year’s heavy ice flows can be found on AJOT.com. Please visit my blog at http://bit.ly/2rqqY71
How will ocean-borne commerce be affected? I think you will find this article interesting.
Enjoy – Matt