EYOS Expeditions have again led a successful expedition to the RMS Titanic, deploying the submersible Triton 36000/2 named Limiting Factor to conduct several dives to the wreck over a 10-day period. The Titanic, which sank on 14th/15th April 1912, lies in 3800 metres (12,500 feet) of water approximately 380 miles SE of St John’s, Newfoundland.
Expedition leader Rob McCallum said: ‘This is the first dive that anyone has done since our last dive in 2005. No one has seen the Titanic since and so we were anxious to check in and to monitor her condition, work with scientists who have monitoring stations on site and assist with the filming of a new documentary.’
The expedition was based aboard DSSV Pressure Drop, which is equipped with the world’s only unlimited-depth submersible. Before the sub was launched, the crew held a memorial service on deck and laid a wreath over the side in honour of the 1500+ people who died on the ship. The expedition scientists will publish the full results and a documentary film is being made by BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Atlantic Productions of London.