The remains of the Titanic are in danger of disappearing forever after spending 110 years about four kilometers under the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. As a result of a series of expeditions, many experts agreed that the ship’s hull was very corroded.
Some sources indicate that 2030 is the irreversible end of the British ocean liner, which sank on the night of April 14-15, 1912, a few days after the start of its maiden voyage from Southampton (UK) to New York (USA) .
Natural decomposition is accelerated by reducing the number of fish that previously fed on the concentrated organic matter currently around the ship, as well as the presence of bacteria that weaken the hull of the Titanic, TN collects.
In 1991, scientists from Canada’s Dalhous University collected samples of rust formed on the steel parts of a sunken ship and, by conducting some tests, discovered the activity of a bacteria that was not then known to science. Nearly two decades later, researchers studied the organism again and named it Halomonas titanicae, after the ship.
“When reviewing images from 1986, there is a gradual deterioration of the bow, and the infrastructure is collapsing,” said diver David Bright, who was part of the science team aboard the Russian research vessel Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, last year.
In August 2021, Washington-based private exploration company OceanGate Expeditions warned that the wreckage of the Titanic was “rapidly deteriorating.”
Its chief, Stockton Rush, stressed that “the ocean is taking over” what remains of the world’s largest ocean liner and that it is necessary to “document this before it all disappears or becomes unknown.” For this reason, the company promised to carry out expeditions every year to record the inevitable disappearance of the legendary ship.
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