According to OceanGate Expeditions, new footage of the Titanic shot in the best resolution possible reveals an “astonishing level of detail.”
The wreck, which was found thirty-seven years ago, is located four hundred nautical miles from Newfoundland, Canada at a depth of four thousand meters in the Atlantic Ocean.
The 8K video was published by OceanGate Expeditions on its YouTube page with the tagline “first-of-its-kind footage.”
The ship’s bow, the portside anchor, hull number one, and a big anchor chain, according to the report, are all visible.
According to OceanGate Expeditions, the Titanic’s rail disintegrated and slid away from the ship, which constitutes “dramatic evidence of decay” on the wreck.
Rory Golden of OceanGate said, “One of the most amazing clips shows one of the single-ended boilers that fell to the ocean’s floor when the Titanic broke into two.”
“Notably, it was one of the single-ended boilers that were first spotted when the wreck of the Titanic was identified back in 1985,” he said.
The veteran Titanic diver noted that the name of the ship’s anchor manufacturer, Noah Hingley & Sons, is also plainly visible on the portside anchor.
“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,” he reported.
According to OceanGate, the photographs only slightly differ from those taken during the expedition last year and will be reviewed by specialists to estimate the pace of degradation.
Unmatched Footage to Help Scientists Calculate the Titanic’s Rate of Destruction
As additional footage is filmed by upcoming expeditions, this can hopefully be compared year after year so that scientists may calculate the Titanic’s rate of destruction.
Scientists will be able to identify species found on and around the Titanic with the aid of the camera, and archeologists will be able to more thoroughly record various aspects of the wreck and debris field.
On April 15, 1912, the Titanic tragically sank after colliding with an iceberg. As a result, more than 1,500 people perished.