For the first time ever, OceanGate Expeditions filmed the condition of the 110-year-old wreck of the Titanic using a high-definition 8k video system installed on board the submarine. The new footage will help to learn more details about the sunken ship. This is reported by GeekWire.com.
Washington-based OceanGate Expeditions set a new standard this year for documenting the condition of the Titanic wreck. On Thursday, footage of the first-ever 8k video from the Titanic, captured during this summer’s dives in the North Atlantic, was released for the very first time. OceanGate plans to return to the wreck every year to monitor changes in the wreck’s condition over time.
“The stunning detail in the 8k footage will help our team of scientists and marine archaeologists more accurately characterize the Titanic’s breakup when we take new footage in 2023 and beyond,” Stockton Rush, president of OceanGate Expeditions, said in a statement.
Rory Golden, an experienced diver who is part of the OceanGate team, said the video revealed details he hadn’t seen before. “For example, I have never seen the name of the anchor manufacturer, Noah Hingley & Sons Ltd. , on the port side anchor,” Golden said. “I’ve studied the wreck for decades and made several dives, and I don’t recall seeing any other image that shows this level of detail. It is exciting that after so many years we may have discovered a new detail that was not so obvious in previous generations of camera technology,” he added.
Images and measurements will be compared year after year to assess the Titanic’s condition and determine the factors behind its accelerating decay. This year, the team documented the spot where part of the Titanic’s rails collapsed and fell off the ship.