An underwater expedition captured images with an amazing level of detail and color.
Titanic, the monstrous ship that made its maiden voyage connecting Southampton (England) with New York (United States) in 1912 and whose voyage turned out to be a major tragedy, continues to offer new chapters.
Now, the crew of an Oceangate underwater expedition has managed to uncover never-before-seen 8k footage of the ship Amazing level of detail and color.
“The incredible detail of the 8k images will help our team of marine scientists and archaeologists analyze the Titanic’s decay more accurately,” says Stockton Rush, president of Oceangate Expeditions. “There are even more remarkable colors in this footage.” ,
Experts hope the images will help determine the rate of Titanic’s decline as future expeditions capture new images that can be compared from year to year.
“We’re seeing new details in this footage. For example, I never saw the name of the anchor, Noah Hingley & Sons Ltd., on Harbor Anchor” explains Rory Golden, a veteran Titanic diver.
With the help of scientists, the video will also help identify marine species seen on and around the Titanic, and archaeologists will be able to document the wreckage and debris in more detail.
Oceangate Expeditions confirmed that it is already planning the Titanic 2023 campaign, which will begin in May of next year.
sinking of titanic
The Titanic was a monstrous ship for its time, a seaplane that was launched in 1912 to make its baptismal voyage between Southampton and New York, but it went down in history as the vehicle of a huge maritime tragedy, in which More than two thirds of the people who were traveling sank when it collided with an iceberg.
Titanic’s appearance dazzled the world’s eyes for its impressive level of luxury and comfort. It set sail from the English port of Southampton on April 10, 1912, to begin its voyage to New York. But just four days later, the dream ship ran aground in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the American city of Newfoundland.
The Englishman Edward Smith, the ship’s commander, could not avoid hitting an iceberg. And from that moment began one of the greatest maritime disasters of all time, where, taking into account both the crew and passengers, only 711 of the 2,208 people survived.
As reported in 2019, the ship’s remains are located at coordinates 41° 43′ 35″ N, 49° 56′ 54″ W. There are many tutorials on YouTube for locating them via Google Earth or Google Maps.
Only on 1 September 1985, an expedition led by oceanographers Robert Ballard and Jean-Louis Michel discovered the remains of the Titanic. They were 3,800 meters deep in the icy waters of the North Atlantic. In pursuit, the Argo Underwater Robot took the first pictures of an ocean liner on the bottom of the ocean.
It sank in less than three hours and nearly 1,500 people lost their lives because the collapsing lifeboats were not enough to save the number of people on board.