Why boat no 4 stayed so long


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Diego Uriol

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hi again!
I was wondering why boat number 4 stayed so long in the ship and on the p'romenade deck level?? why did Lightoller took that decision?
I would appreciate an answer!
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Diego
 
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There were numerous problems... They couldn't get the 1st Class enclosed promenade windows to open, there was some equipment blocking the lifeboat's path down and the passengers had trouble climbing over the promenade railing. The lifeboat was ordered to go up to the boat deck level, then back to the promenade deck, then back again... It was probably the messiest lifeboat launch, save for the final two collapsibles.
 

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>>>>>> It was probably the messiest lifeboat launch, save for the final two collapsibles.<<<<<<

And not to a small extent due to bit of a mess by Lightoller.
 

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>>>>>> Which is why his nearly saint-like portrayal in "A Night to Remember" annoys me to no end!<<<<<<

You said it. The poor cinematography apart, the herofisation of Lightoller / More is the most annoying aspect of an otherwise good film. In ANTR, More is just about everywhere - yelling at Ismay, geeing up his colleagues, supporting the captain, shepherding the passengers and so on. I half expected him to dive down and try to block the breach in the hull with his body while quoting Horatio Nelson's last words.
 
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