Other ship disasters

Many of us have heard about Titanic. But what about Doņa Paz? Of course you haven't heard about it, since you are european. But this ship's collision wih an oil tanker had more casualties than the Titanic's collision with an iceberg. Why is Titanic in the center of attention then? Is it because of the movie? This might be a reason, but there is also the fact that europeans share more of their culture with the Americans than with Philipinese people. Same is with the little knowledge Chinese have about Doņa Paz, since they had the Kiangya accident. So is with the fortune cookies: They are from Japan, but we think thy are Chinese, since China is closer to us.