Unpublished Titanic footage shows nearly intact ruins of the ocean liner
The iconic bow of the Titanicimmortalized by James Cameron in his 1997 film, is seen almost intact, sunk to the bottom of the sea, in previously unpublished images. of the ship’s wreckage recorded in 1986 and released Wednesday.
The U.S. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution published Thursday. more than an hour of unedited video footage of the ruins of the Titanicrecorded in July 1986 with the cameras of the manned submarine Alvin and those of another similar remotely operated device, Jason Junior.
In the images, posted on the oceanographic institute’s YouTube account, the wreckage of the ship, covered with rust and marine plants, can be seen..
The video was recorded on an expedition that allowed the human eye to see for the first time the wreckage of the ship that sank in the North Atlantic in April 1912.
The bow, which served as the setting in Cameron’s film for a romantic scene between Rose, starring Kate Winslet and Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is clearly visible in the video, almost intact despite the passing of the years.
The release of the footage by the U.S. institute comes on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Cameron’s film.
In September 1985, a team from the U.S. institute, led by Robert Ballard, in cooperation with the French center Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (IFEMER), located the wreck of the Titanic.
Nine months later, in July 1986, the U.S. team returned to the site and succeeded in recording those images.
The total length of the video shown Thursday is one hour and 21 minutes.
A tragedy that shocked the world
Some 1,500 people perished in the shipwreck of the vessel bound from Southampton (the United Kingdom) to New York.
The release of the images seeks to commemorate 25 years of the Cameron, released in December 1997 which tells the story of Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, two young people from different social classes who meet and fall in love aboard the ocean liner.