Saturday, April 14, 2012

Titanic SOS to go on display

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum will display the actual SOS sent by Titanic and received by the Hatteras Weather Bureau Station on April 14, 1912. According to a story in USA Today, Richard Dailey, the agent who received the message, was told he was "junking up the lines" and sent home for the night.

The RMS Titanic disaster was the genesis for the International Ice Patrol and the Amver search and rescue system. Today, vessels enrolled in the Amver system save a life every 33 hours.

You can learn more about Amver here.

Photo credit: National Park Service photo via USA Today

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