HIGH SEAS: Little Titanic

Once again, 46 years after the Titanic, a ship was launched with the prideful label of "the safest afloat." Once again, she set off proudly on her maiden voyage manned by an expert crew and crowded with happy passengers. Once again, the cruel sea did its deadly work and made a mockery of the vanity of man.

Arctic Revolution. The Hans Hedtoft, a diesel-powered motorship, went down the ways of Denmark's Frederikshavn shipyard last August, small but sturdy and trim. The 2,857-ton freighter had been specially designed for the Danish government to withstand...

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