Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Last Titanic Survivor Laid To Rest

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The BBC reports Millvina Dean, the youngest survivor of the Titanic tragedy and last living survivor, had her ashes scattered at berth 43/44 where the liner left Southampton on its maiden voyage. Dean passed away earlier this year. She was only 9 weeks old when she set sail on the ill fated liner and 97 when she passed away.

It was the Titanic disaster that was the driving force behind the formation of the Amver search and rescue system. Originally designed to track vessels in the North Atlantic, today Amver has over 19,000 ships enrolled and provides search and rescue services around the world. Over 3,700 ships report each day to the Amver system ensuring no call for help goes unanswered.

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