Titanic Explorers Lose Light As They Search Through Wreck In Terrifying New Footage
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110 years after the fateful night that the RMS Titanic sank, divers have returned to the sunken wreckage to see what else lies beyond.
This eerie footage shared on TikTok shows just how different the ship looks after over a century of erosion caused by the sea:
The video shows the camera slowly panning around the vessel, showing rusted icicle-like shapes that have formed all over the hull of the ship, almost looking like an image from space as opposed to something that can be found underneath the sea.
After a short while, the video begins to make more sense and we see what looks like the top portion of the boat accompanied by a central anchor.
All of a sudden, the light begins to change and a strange fog appears at the left hand side of the video. One of the voices can be heard saying: "Wow. Did the lights just go off?" to which someone else replies: "It didn't sound like anything, but it went darker on the right side. Starboard side."
The Titanic is currently sitting on the bottom of the ocean in two separate parts and is almost unrecognisable from the images of how it looked more than a hundred years ago.
A rust-eating bacteria, honourably known as 'Halomonas Titanicae' has been eating away at the rusticles formed, meaning that the wreckage could begin to disperse over time and be distributed across the sea.
Due to the rate of deterioration, this could be one of the last pieces of footage we see of the iconic vessel before it becomes unidentifiable particles, with experts claiming this could happen as soon as in the next 10 to 15 years.
It's strange to think that such a large ship could become nothing in such a short amount of time.
The infamous Titanic was dubbed 'unsinkable' when it was first advertised in newspapers – sadly, a claim that didn't turn out to be very true as it hit an iceberg and began taking on water during its maiden voyage.
More than 1,500 people travelling on the Titanic lost their lives when it sank on 15 April 1912, with a few survivors living on to tell tales of the tragedy and eventually turning into the heart-wrenching, academy award-winning film of the same name directed by James Cameron.
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