New Titanic wreckage revealed in ‘exciting,’ never-before-seen video
The research will go on.
A new, high-resolution video of the Titanic wreckage was released Tuesday showing the sunken vessel shot in 8K resolution for the first time since it sank 110 years ago.
The clip — released by OceanGate Expeditions — shows the hull of the sunken vessel and some brand-new features and “extraordinary” detail, according to a press release.
In 1912, the infamous RMS Titanic took her maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean towards New York City with 2,200 passengers struck an iceberg and subsequently sank with only 712 people surviving.
Longtime Titanic expert and diver Roy Golden said that with the footage — which is about a minute in length — he managed to glimpse previously unseen details of the ship.
“For example, I had never seen the name of the anchor maker, Noah Hingley & Sons Ltd., on the port-side anchor,” Golden said in the press release.
“I’ve been studying the wreck for decades and have completed multiple dives, and I can’t recall seeing any other image showing this level of detail.”
In the eerie video — which was released on Youtube — viewers can see the “renowned bow, the port-side anchor, hull number one, an enormous anchor chain — each link weighs approximately 200 pounds — the number one cargo hold, and solid bronze capstans.”
The video also shows the dramatic decay of the ship and where several rails have collapsed and drifted away from the vessel.
OceanGate also announced that the use of the high-def footage will be used to monitor the vessel’s decay from now on.
“With the help of scientists, the video will also support identification of species that are observed on and around the Titanic, and archaeologists will be able to document elements of the wreck and debris field in greater detail,” said the group.
“It is exciting that, after so many years, we may have discovered a new detail that wasn’t as obvious with previous generations of camera technologies,” Golden weighed in.
The ship’s demise was the inspiration for the 1997 film “Titanic” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
“It was the biggest ship in history, ﬁlled with celebrities of that time,” the film’s 68-year-old director James Cameron told People on the 110th anniversary of the sinking earlier this year.
“It would be like if you took a jumbo jet ﬁlled with half the stars in Hollywood and crashed it into the Washington Monument.”
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