First, I think that Captain Aimee Le Medec is ultimately to blame because he abandoned ship. He could of prevented the explosion through many different ways such as opening the hatches or turning the boat back to sea. Instead he did none of these. In addition Captain Aimee Le Medec blatantly ignored putting the red flag up on the Mont Blanc. For 20 minutes crowds collected around Halifax Harbour to watch the billowing smoke filled with sparks and fire as the Mont Blanc drifted towards the wharf. If the red flag was up then these people would have been warned that there were munitions on board and the people would of had a chance to run from the wharf. Finally I that Captain Aimee Le Medec is ultimately to blame because he could have moved the ship towards port when the Mont Blanc encountered the Imo in the narrow harbour. Instead he entered a state of shock, ordering the crew to abandon ship. I feel that Captain Aimee Le Medec never took initiative to stop this tragedy which he should feel ashamed
Halifax is an industrial area which is known for its maritime history, with lot of chemical industries and warehouses. The Halifax explosion is referred as one of the biggest industrial disasters in the world as about 2,000 people were killed and more than 10,000 injured. It happened on 6 December 1917 when a French cargo ship named Laden with high explosives collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo. The cargo ignition from the French ship lead to large explosion that spread through the Richmond district of Halifax. According to Time Home Entertainment 2012, it is termed as the biggest man made explosion before the introduction of the nuclear weapons. The explosive materials include benzole, picric acid, TNT and the gun cotton. The SS imo was departing from the port while the French cargo with the flammable materials was entering to the port and it was from the carelessness of the SS Imo sailor, two cargos collided each other and thus the accident happened. The time management is very important in shipping of industrial materials as small mistiming can cause huge problems. According to History Canada, “For nearly 20 minutes the Laden burned, sending a huge flame of black smoke in to sky”. There were no much precautions taken by the port officers in order to reduce the fire which ultimately lead to stole the lives of 2,000
You may know some information about text structure, but how can you compare and contrast the structures of a non-fiction excerpt and article. Well first you would need to find all the text structures that are being used in the text or writing piece. Few examples are statistics, main ideas and details, cause and effects,etc. In the article of ‘ ' Super Disasters of the 21st century ' ', by Jacqueline Adams and Ken Kostel and the excerpt of,‘ 'The Perfect Storm’’, by Sebastian Junger, the author’s use text structures to describe the cause and effect of the disasters, by using the source of the types of text structures. So our question now is, what are some of those text structures that can help us find the difference and similarities of both the excerpt and the article?
In the book “A Magnificent Catastrophe” the author, Edward J. Larson, writes about all of the little details that has occurred in the First Presidential Campaign in the 1800s. He begins his book with how the two parties, the Republicans (Jefferson) and Federalists (Adams), were going to compete in who will govern the United States now that it is a free country and no longer under Britain’s rule. Although they had at first been friends they soon became enemies because of how they believed the government should be. Jefferson believed that the government should be a populist government that trusted popular rule. While Adams believed that America should have a strong government and that al
In the book A Magnificent Catastrophe, the author, Edward J. Larson, depicts a story or stories of the unimaginably eccentric elections that have occurred in the United States of America. The author goes on to write and explain the details that happened in the First Presidential Campaign in the 1800’s. Larson builds a strong case to explain the ideas that the John Adams/Thomas Jefferson “battle” of 1800 brought to the table in accordance to each of their beliefs and how the newly free country should be governed. There were the Federalists, who were led by John Adams, who viewed their America as having a strong government and led by the guiding principles of power to the president and society’s elite. On the other hand, there were the Republicans who were led by Vice-President, Thomas Jefferson; he believed that the government should be egalitarian and allow power to its people,. The presidential campaigns were the first in American history and helped form the ideals of a stable government, which controlled the future for the America we live in today. It is effectively important to notice that Larson explains that, “The longtime friends had become
on December 6th 1917, 2 ships; Monte Blanc and The Imo collided in front of Halifax harbor, Canada's largest harbor for shipment of goods for relief commissions. the Imo was transporting supplies for Belgian relief commision and Monte blanc was shipping ammunitions for allies. the boat was stocked with more than 250 tonnes of explosives. it set the record for “biggest man made explosion in history”. this was big event for Canada because it brought reality of war to canadians. After this event many canadians were against the war. The explosion spreaded across 324 acres of land, it destroyed 12000 building and killed 2000 canadians, injured 9000 and left 1000 without a home. Immediately USA sent a full train filled with doctors, construction workers, firemen, policemen, soldiers to help injured and homeless. The rest of canada decided to create HRC (Halifax Relief Commision) they raised 30 million to restore halifax’s land, canada's government also gave 18 million but
In the book “A Magnificent Catastrophe” author, Edward J. Larson examines all aspects of the events that occurred during the First Presidential Campaign in the 1800s. Larson discusses the Presidential Election rivalry battle between Thomas Jefferson of the Republicans and John Adams of the Federalists. In 1776 both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were sent to Philadelphia as delegates to the second continental congress, they joined a five-member committee, which drafted a Declaration of Independence for the United States. They later then voted to adopt and sign the document their committee drafted which was the Declaration of Independence. Adams was more active when promoting independence and argued the longest and the most effective, but
On July 30, 1916, an explosion, with the force of a 5.5 magnitude earthquake that reportedly was felt as far away as Maryland, moved Jersey City, New Jersey. Glass windows in buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn were blown out, the Brooklyn Bridge shook and the nearby Statue of Liberty was hit with shrapnel. At first, investigators believed the catastrophe was an accident, but later investigations would show the disaster an act of sabotage by the Germans, who wanted to stop deliveries of ammunition to Allied forces in World War I. Two years after the start of
The Halifax explosion happened on December 6th,1917 at approximately 9:04am. The explosion occured at the Halifax Harbour shortly after a collision between "Mont Blanc" a French ammunition ship and "Imo" a Beligrian relief ship. Since Halifax harbour had a long history of association with the Navy, it was considered to be a military town. It provided supplies for the war and within 3 years the harbour began to evolve/grow rapidly. On December 3rd the Imo arrived at Halifax to refuel beacsue they were headed to New York to load relief supplies. However in order to leave Halifax, clearance was required from the British Naval Authority, Commander Frederick Wyatt, who was in charge of all harbor traffic.Commander Wyatt also received a telegram
President Regan ordered an immediate postponement of the Space Shuttle Program. The U.S. Congress then authorized an investigation of the Challenger disaster. It was a cold morning when Challenger was supposed to fly into space. Several NASA officials urged that the launch be postponed for warmer weather conditions. Since the NASA Launch Decision Team had okayed several space shuttles launches at and below that present temperature and had gotten away with it, the order was ignored (Howell). Seventy-three seconds later NASA realized that their luck had finally run out. President Ronald Regan tasked the Disaster Authority Commission with the investigation of the destructive incident. They concluded that there was two causes leading to the Challenger
The third instrument measuring anxiety is the Catastrophe model. The purpose of this model is to find the correlation between physiological arousal and cognitive anxiety and the relationship it has with performance (Fazey & Hardy, 1988; Hardy 1990). The earliest model dates back to the early 1900s when researchers Yerkes & Dodson (1908) conducted a study on mice testing punishment stimulus frequency. Results from the study predicted that very little to no arousal prompts poor performance, moderate arousal prompts average or decent performance and after that performance declines after reaching the optimal level (Hardy and Parfitt 1991). As they compared cognitive, a mental component when athletes become anxious they begin to think negatively
Have you ever wondered why only limited countries in the world, have their hand on nuclear energy? This could have many reasons, but mainly it is due to a lack of technology, and science needed to operate such stations. Ukraine was one of such countries that opened a nuclear power plant in 1977, an era in which the majority of the developed countries turned their backs on the most popular source of energy: oil, and slowly replaced it with nuclear energy. The Chernobyl nuclear accident in the Ukraine that occurred in 1986, was caused by untrained personnel, leading to both long and short term consequences.
In the U.S. alone, the average annual cost to repair damage caused by earthquakes is $4.4 billion USD. The worldwide figure is much larger than this but unquantifiable due to poorer countries unable to accurately determine the amount of damage that occurred. Year after year the cost of damages barely fluctuates from these ridiculously high figures and money must be pumped into repairing the damage done. Although a lot is being learnt about earthquakes and the fact that humans are now normally able to be alerted in time to evacuate the area the earthquake will affect, there have been no breakthroughs into reducing the amount of damage earthquakes cause to buildings and infrastructures.