The company that holds exclusive salvage rights to the Titanic wreck and ship artifacts filed in federal court on Saturday a map of the surrounding sea floor showing where researchers found the twisted remains of Titanic’s submersible.
The map, a mosaic of sonar images annotated by experts at RMS Titanic Inc., helps. , in showing how close the vehicle was to its intended destination at the time of the disaster.
It is very likely that the car exploded on the morning of Sunday, June 18, killing all five crew members. The director of underwater research for the RMS Titanic was on the tour sub’s last dive as a guest of Titan’s owner, OceanGate.
Sea floor map attached to legal deposit As an exhibit, it shows the ghostly outline of the Titanic’s bow section. It is one of the wreck’s most recognizable features because decades of deep explorers have revealed the fore and fore railings to be in relatively good condition, standing upright and almost proud in the pitch dark.
In an interview with Brian A. Weinger, attorney for the rescuer, RMS Titanic Inc.He said the map was based on both private and public information available to the company. He added that he had shared the seafloor map with the US Coast Guard, as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and that none of the federal agencies had raised any concerns about the accuracy of the representation.
“We think this is reliable data,” said Mr. Winger.
In the July 8 court filing, Mr. Winger also indicated that the Naval Investigation Board, the arm of the Coast Guard investigating the disaster, would wrap up its investigative work in about 12 to 18 months and then hold a public hearing where witnesses would give sworn testimony.
The story of the Titanic is well known. After hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage in 1912, the luxury liner broke in two and sank more than two miles across the North Atlantic to her ice bottom.
The site of the wreck of the Titanic was located in 1985, and in 1994, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, located in Norfolk, Virginia, Granting rescue rights to the RMS Titanic. As the designated salvage, defined as a person or group engaged in the recovery of a ship or items lost at sea, the Court oversees the RMS Titanic, which has long monitored cases of shipwreck recoveries.
Based in Atlanta, the company uses its salvage operations for a number of purposes, including holding traveling exhibitions of Titanic artifacts.
The map in the company’s profile shows a large dotted circle, titled “Titan Debris Field,” in an area on the starboard side, or starboard side, of the Titanic’s proper bow section. The map does not provide any other details, such as field size. However, the map calls for an approximate location. When announcing on June 22 that the submarine Titan had suffered a catastrophic implosion, the Coast Guard said the debris field was located about 1,600 feet from Titanic’s bow.
Jessica SandersThe map of the seafloor was included in the legal filing, said RMS Titanic’s president, as part of the company’s commitment to keeping the court informed of its activities and, in this case, how it cooperated with the Titan investigation in the following hours and days. The submarine has disappeared.
“We tried to help,” she said in an interview. “We gave them this map” so that investigators could better understand the features of the seafloor around the Titanic and so have a better chance of separating information about natural rocks and outcrops from potential evidence of the craft itself or its remains.
Ms Sanders said the map was developed in part by her employee who died in the Titan disaster — Paul-Henri Nargolet, 77, the French submarine expert and global administrator of the Titanic, who was attempting to make his 38th dive to the wreck. “So that was part of it,” she said, pointing to the map. She added that the memorial service for Mr. Nargoleh will be held next week in Paris.
Rob McCallumThe founder of EYOS Expeditions, who led seven trips to the sinking ship, said the map didn’t show any unexpected features or clues. “Nothing extraordinary jumps out,” he said in an interview. He added that the wreck of the submarine Titan “is basically where it was supposed to be”.