Abb Takk News

Titanic  is Being Swallowed up by Metal-eating Bacteria

WEB DESK: The RMS Titanic was visited by divers for the first time in 14 years, and the ship that was once a picture of luxury was found in the process of being swallowed up by the ocean floor and ravaged by metal-eating bacteria.

A series of five dives were completed this month by an exploration team from Triton Submarines to the spot 370 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada, and 4,000 meters below the surface where the ship deemed “unsinkable” now rest, according to a release from Triton.

A team of experts, scientists and a National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration representative captured footage of the 107-year-old wreck with specially adapted cameras. The 4K footage will make it possible to see the wreck in augmented and virtual reality technology.

Part of the wreckage of the RMS Titanic that lays about 4,000 meters below the surface of the north Atlantic.

The ship sank in 1912 when it hit an iceberg, leading to the deaths of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.

The footage, which will be utilized for a new documentary made by Atlantic Production, shows the effects of salt corrosion, metal-eating bacteria and deep current action on the decomposition of the ship.

“We now have a proven system that can easily and repeatedly visit any ocean wreck, at any depth, anywhere in the world, and study it in detail. We’re seriously thinking about where to take her next,” Vescovo said.

The site was not just used for study, however. The dive team laid a wreath and held a ceremony to honor those who died in the ship’s sinking.