New Video Shows Titanic Wreckage ‘Rapidly Deteriorating’
© AP PhotoUndated file photo of the doomed S.S. Titanic. Salvage operators hope to raise a large chunk of the British liner, which sunk on its maiden voyage 84 years ago, when it struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic. More than 1,500 people died in the icy waters of the Atlantic when the Titanic sank.
© AP Photo
With the help of its Titan submersible, OceanGate Expeditions company dove down to the famous wreckage of the Titanic, which lies at a depth of about 12,500 feet (3.8 km).
New pictures from the North Atlantic wreckage of the Titanic reveal that the vessel is “rapidly deteriorating.”
The latest video from the site showed that the ship's condition was deteriorating, according to the Independent.
“These changes are distinct and notable, including the missing Gorgonian Hydroid from the rail of the bow,” OceanGate Expeditions reported, as quoted by the Independent.
The company plans to review all gathered information with experts to evaluate deterioration.
According to the company, no one had ever documented such a shipwreck year-by-year, which OceanGate Expeditions has started this year.
On the night of 15 April 1912, after a collision with an iceberg in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Titanic sank with more than 2,200 people on board.
The death toll, according to various sources, ranged from 1400 to 1517 people. According to official data, after the disaster, 60% of the passengers in the first class cabins were able to escape, 44% in the second class cabins, and 25% in third class.