Exactly - Oh! and the lucky "poser" also got away with firing distress signal when he was not in distress and Captain Moore had something to say about that:He gambled with the lives of others who had no say in what he was going to do. Once icebergs were cited, and they were, the risk becomes greater, especially since the vessel he was heading for was sinking. Rostron would not have known exactly what precautions were taken beforehand on Titanic before she ran into the berg, only that she struck a berg was reported sinking. Luck was on his side, nothing else. The world would have a far different view of him if Carpathia suffered the same fate as Titanic did.
I do not think it possible, sir, because if the Carpathia was farther away it is not likely you would see her rockets. But you see, this ship says she is sending rockets up. So it is possible that other ships may have seen them. I do not know. I thought of sending rockets up, but I thought it far better to let it alone, because if other ships - they thought they saw them - might be coming to me, and I had not seen anything of the Titanic and did not know exactly where she was;
Moore kept all the notes passed up to him by his W/O. This one seems to have been missed by Rostron...
"Carpathia asks if he [Titanic] wants any special boat to wait on him. Titanic says, "We want all we can get."
I do not think anybody realized at the time that it was so bad, sir."
These illustrate the actions of a man acting before thinking...no a practical seaman as he liked to portray himself as.