7 November 2009
Previous • Next
Q.What hapPened in the marchioness disaster in 1989
A.The Marchioness riverboat capsized on the Thames on 20 Aug 1989, after a collision with the dredger Bowbelle. 51 of the 132 passengers tragically died.
Q.What's the biggest cruise ship in the world
A.Oasis of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship, with a passenger capacity of 6,296 (around 3,000 cabins). She weighs twice as much as the Titanic.
Q.Which harbour is the biggest?
A.Rotterdam Harbour is the largest and deepest manmade harbour in the world. Around 110,000 barges and 30,000 ships visit the harbour annually.
Q.How big are giant squids and can they sink a ship?
A.The largest giant squid was 57 feet long. They would not be able to pull ships under at sea. The Titanic was 882 feet long, and made of iron and steel.