Titanic wreckage seen like never before in brand new footage
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Newly released footage shows the Titanic wreckage like never before.
So, when a never-before-seen look at the ship was released this past Tuesday (30 August), we couldn't help but be glued to our screens.
Footage of the cruiser, deep in the heart of the sea, was released by OceanGate Expeditions.
The new look at the ship is the first 8K video of the Titanic, on which over 1,500 people lost their lives.
In the clip, we can see the outer structure of the boat, the ship's massive anchor, and even evidence that the top railing of the ship collapsed.
Speaking of the footage, the company said in a press release yesterday: "The green lights you see as we view the portside anchor are from the laser scaling system.
"This system allows us to accurately determine the size of objects we are looking at on camera and through the main viewport of [OceanGate's] Titan submersible. The distance between the two green lights is 10 centimeters."
They went on to add: "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 was first spotted when the wreck of the Titanic was identified back in 1985, points out Golden."
Speaking about the impact the new footage would have on our understanding of the Titanic, the president of the company, Stockton Rush, said: "The amazing detail in the 8k footage will help our team of scientists and maritime archaeologists characterise the decay of the Titanic more precisely as we capture new footage in 2023 and beyond.
"Capturing this 8K footage will allow us to zoom in and still have 4K quality which is key for large screen and immersive video projects. Even more remarkable are the phenomenal colours in this footage."
Now, if OceanGate Expeditions sounds familiar, it's because the company made headlines back in 2020 when they began offering expeditions out to the ship for the public.
That's right, you too can swim around the 'unsinkable' ship and if this recent video is anything to go by, you're in for an interesting time.
The company is already planning its 2023 expedition, which will set off in May 2023.
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