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Women and children last; weird WORLD.

FORGET notions of women and children first - the vast majority of maritime disasters are more Costa Concordia than Titanic, research has shown.

A study of 18 tragedies at sea has revealed that when ships sink, crew members are more likely to survive than passengers, and men fare better than women.

On average, only half as many women as men survived the incidents, which spanned three centuries between 1852 and 2011. And children were the least likely to survive of all, with the research also showing that British gallantry at sea is a myth, with fewer women surviving on British ships than those of other nationalities.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 1, 2012
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