17 Jun 2014

Titanic lessons - Professor Clive Schofield

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:07 pm on 17 June 2014

More than a hundred years on from the sinking of the Titanic, one maritime expert believes the shipping industry still has not learnt the lessons of that tragedy. Professor Clive Schofield of the University of Woollongong is also a member of Australia's National Centre for Ocean Research and Security. He says recent disasters such as the sinkings of the South Korean ferry Sewol and the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, reveal continuing problems over the deployment of lifeboats. And he says cost cutting is also a common thread, particularly so in the case of the Rena disaster.