Titanic is a thing of the past, but soon people will wonder if it was actually at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
The famous unsinkable ship, which crashed into a glacier in 1912 and sank up to 1,500 in its sinking, is finally lost in the ocean. It is not the responsibility of man and its impact on the environment, but a completely ordinary natural process. What is fascinating is that we can still see the wreckage of the ship today, more than 107 years after this enormous tragedy.
Experts estimate that within 20 years the wreckage of Titanic will be lost due to natural corrosion and bacteria that eat metal on the ocean floor. This corrosion has been practically since the ship sank and today the expedition scientists observe that this process is real and inevitable. The French expedition is the last one to go to a depth of nearly four kilometers through special devices. Her intention was (among other things) to highlight several subjects. However, there was nothing in the place where they should be, scientists say in the video below.
The expedition confirmed that Titanic had finally lost his bath in the captain’s cabin and some public spaces, including the famous clubhouse.
The story of the Titanic is so impressive and tragic that practically the whole world knows it.
The eponymous film with Leonard DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, starring James Cameron, who has dedicated his life to Titanic research, has largely raised awareness of this ship. He is one of the few people to see his wreck with his own eyes on the very bottom of the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 3.8 kilometers.
The ship sank at night from 14 to 15 April 1912.
Today we know about Titanic wreck from photos, but the wreck of this ship was discovered only 34 years ago!
Until then, of course, the knowledge of his sinking was a historical fact, but the technology at that time could not look so deep below the surface of the ocean. Only September 1, 1985 at 41 ° 43 ′ 55 ′ north latitude and 49 ° 56 ′ 45 ′ west longitude, Arga’s cameras found a special unmanned submarine by Robert Ballard and Jean-Louis Michel.
But it did not go quite simply. On September 1, the first of the 29 boilers was found, and only a day later the submarine and the hull were found. It was a horrifying sight that dramatically shook the previously known version of the Titanic sinking story. Until then, survivor’s testimony indicated that the ship sank to the bottom with only minimal damage. Cameras, however, found that the Titanic was broken in two halves and the rear of the vessel lay up to 750 meters from the hull!
It was interesting that in 1985 we managed to shoot quite a lot of small objects and objects belonging to passengers. Over the years, many of them have been drawn to the surface and today they are unique collectors.
Today the situation is much different. Many objects have been lost in the depths over the next 34 years due to bacteria that gradually and steadily devour everything Titanic used to be.
It is certain that the next two decades will no longer survive the Titanic as a sunken wreck and will become part of the ocean mud at the bottom. Scientific estimates even claim that these bacteria eat up to 180 kilograms of material from the ship every day! Correctly, 180 kilograms per day!