This is the map of known icebergs — of varying shapes and sizes — moving around the north Atlantic Ocean right now. This map is for April 15, 2012…exactly 100 years after Titanic sank in these waters.
Inside the solid pink line is where icebergs exist. And the number in each square represents the number of icebergs within that area of the ocean.
This is created by a division of the U.S. Coast Guard (and co-operating governments) that’s called the International Ice Patrol. Except for times during the two Word Wars, this Ice Patrol has operated ever ice season since 1913. That’s right–it started as a result of the Titanic’s collision with the iceberg.
And guess what? No ship that’s listened to the warnings and advisories from this Ice Patrol has ever collided with an iceberg. For the last 99 years!
Now that’s what I call one big lesson we learned from Titanic.