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Two sinkings almost exactly 100 years apart; one in 1914, the other in 2015 show that tragedy at sea is never far away if human error is involved. The Empress of Ireland, a liner, sinks in the St Lawrence in 1914 resulting in a huge loss of life. The ill-fated container ship, the El Faro, lost in 2015 in a hurricane asks even with advances in modern technology can travel by ship ever be safe?