New footage of the Titanic released on Wednesday reveals the legendary vessel’s slow deterioration in the depths of the Atlantic over 110 years since its sinking.
The short film titled “Titan – A Viewport to Titanic” reflects the state of several parts of the vessel, including the main mast, bow, and quarters of Captain Edward Smith (now destroyed), the boilers, and the void where the Grand Staircase stood and the two chandeliers.
The footage was stitched and published by OceanGate Expeditions, which took over a dozen dives in 2021 and 2022 to the site with its Titan submersible. The film also discloses the collapse and deterioration of the main mast, including the entrance to the now-absent crow’s nest right where Frederick Fleet had first seen the iceberg that was about to doom the vessel and rang the bell to alert crew members.
Source: OceanGate Expeditions/YouTube
The bell would be hanging above the doorway on the hook, Rory Golden, an undersea explorer and veteran Titanic diver, explains in this 20-minute film.
“Titan – A Viewport to Titanic”; features new footage of the legendary vessel underwater.
The most haunting footages show one of the two remaining lifeboat davits, where guests gathered, and only the lucky ones could board a boat and escape the sinking Titanic.
It gives you pause to think of those who got into the lifeboats, Golden mentions in the video. The davit has been hanging there in pitch darkness, reminding us of the tragedy.
The Titanic struck an iceberg during its maiden voyage on 14 April 1912. It ended up sinking early the following morning, claiming almost 1,500 lives.
Its location had been a mystery for much of the 20th century until it was discovered in 1985 at a depth of approximately 12,500 feet, about 380 miles to the southeast of Newfoundland.
Reportedly, OceanGate plans on going back to the site in 2023. Wannabe explorers may also join ― however, the cost is steep: “mission specialist” spots cost $250,000.
References: Mirror.co.uk, Yahoo News
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