Titanic wreck filmed in 8K for the first time

SCIENCE – Brand new images of the Titanic were unveiled on Tuesday August 30 by the ocean exploration company OceanGate Expeditions. The latter managed to film the wreck of the ship which rests at 3,843 meters deep in 8K, as you can see in our video at the top of the article.

In this video, we can (re)discover in a very high image resolution the bow of the ship made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 1998 in James Cameron’s film. The images filmed from a submarine show with great precision the 15-tonne anchor still located on the main deck of the wreck.

“I’ve been studying the wreck for decades, I’ve done several dives, and I don’t remember seeing any other image showing this level of detail”, explained Rory Golden, an expert with OceanGate Expeditions, in a press release. He also confided that he discovered on the 8K images the name of the manufacturer of the anchor: “Noah Hingley & Sons Ltd. “.

Fairleads, pieces of fittings used to guide the moorings, could also be filmed in this extraordinary quality, as was one of the boilers which fell to the bottom of the ocean when the Titanic broke in two at night. April 14, 1912, killing 1,500.

A corroded wreck

These images should help scientists determine the rate of degradation of the world’s most famous shipwreck as it slowly decays in the Atlantic Ocean off Newfoundland, eaten away by salt corrosion and marine bacteria .

OceanGate Expeditions has already planned a new expedition in May 2023 to record new images of the vessel. The company offers (wealthy) enthusiasts the opportunity to board the submarine to discover the Titanic for 250,000 dollars (nearly 250,000 euros).

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