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Titanic Shipwreck Revisited After 14 Years, Nature In Control

Written By Richa Mukherjee | Mumbai | Published:


  • Titanic's shipwreck has been visited for the first time in 14 years
  • Nature has overtaken the iconic ship's remains

One-hundred-and-seven years since Titanic's submergence into the depths of water in south of Newfoundland in Britain, it was revisited by a set of explorers after the long wait of 14 years only to discover that it has been a subject of rapid disintegration into the sea.

A video created by the Atlantic productions surfaced over the net once again bringing to spotlight the ruins of the ill-fated Titanic. Private Equity Victor Vescovo led a mission almost 12,000 feet deep into the bottom of the Atlantic with a submergence vehicle which took more than three years to build. 

As per reports researchers used a specialised camera to capture the ruins of the steam ship and also collect date for future 3D models of Titanic for augmented and virtual reality platforms.

While the ship's interiors remained well preserved, much of the wreck was collapsed and corroded. However despite its massive wreckage, the explorer still thought the majesty of the ship remained intact.

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Shocked at the possible wreckage of the majestic ship, Titanic historian Park Stephenson said "That whole deck hole on that side is collapsing, taking with it the staterooms, and the deterioration is going to continue advancing. The captain's bathtub is a favourite image among the Titanic enthusiasts, and that's now gone."

"There are microbes on the shipwreck that are eating away the iron of the wreck itself, creating 'rusticle' structures, which is a much weaker form of the metal," conveyed scientist Clare Fitzsimmons to the International media. 

The iconic Titanic, built by Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard as one in a set of three ships of its class, sank after being struck by an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in 1912, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 people. However after a period of 100 years the striking images captured by a set of divers is helping keeping the memory disaster alive.

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