encyclopedia titanica

New evidence suggests that the rescue of 1500 people would have succeeded but for weak rivets that allowed the hull to unzip Mark Henderson reports THE most celebrated disaster in maritime history owed as much to substandard rivets as it did to the iceberg an analysis of the sinking of the Titanic has revealed The liner would have survived the collision for long enough for most of or even all its passengers to be rescued had it not been put together with weak rivets that caused its hull to unzip on impact with the ice according to the new research