Titanic wreckage has been seen in more detail in new footage

Virgin Radio

1 Sep 2022, 09:58

Titanic sailing, footage from the wreckage underwater

Credit: Getty / Oceangate

New footage has been released of the wreckage of the Titanic which shows it in more detail than ever before.

The new video has been shared by OceanGate Expeditions, of the wreckage from the 1912 tragedy.

It's the first 8K video of the Titanic, with new incredible detail.

The new footage features the outer structure of the boat, the anchor, and the top railing.

OceanGate Expeditions said 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 added: "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."

Stockton Rush is the president of the company and 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."

The company also offers expeditions to the wreckage of the ship for people to explore.

They are currently planning a trip for May 2023.