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Symonds, Matthew (April 2012). " Titanic: The archaeology of an emigrant ship". Current Archaeology (265): 14. MacInnis, Joseph B.; Cameron, James (2005). James Cameron's Aliens of the Deep. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society. ISBN 978-0-7922-9343-9.

The court pointed out that the Titanic is "located in a public place" in international waters, rather than in a private or controllable location to which access could be restricted by the owner. Granting such a right would also create a perverse incentive; since the aim of salvage is to carry out a salvage operation, leaving property in place so that it could be photographed would run counter to this objective. [157] Conservation issues [ edit ] Pieces of coal retrieved from the Titanic and controversially sold by RMS Titanic Inc. a b c Schultz, Fred L. (October 1996). " 'It's a Carnival': An Interview with Robert Ballard". Naval History Magazine. Vol.10, no.5. United States Naval Institute. Archived from the original on 24 September 2021 . Retrieved 18 May 2020.

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a b c d e f Ringle, Ken (6 August 1996). "New Depths for Titanic Promoter?". The Washington Post. Nash Holdings. Archived from the original on 6 June 2020 . Retrieved 18 May 2020. When scientists were able to retrieve a rusticle, it was discovered that it was far more complex than had been imagined, with complex systems of roots infiltrating the metal, interior channels, bundles of fibres, pores and other structures. Charles Pellegrino comments that they seem more akin to "levels of tissue organization found in sponges or mosses and other members of the animal or plant kingdoms." [125] The bacteria are estimated to be consuming the Titanic 's hull at the rate of 400 pounds (180kg) per day, which is about 17 pounds (7.7kg) per hour or 4 + 1⁄ 2 ounces (130 grams) per minute. Roy Collimore, a microbiologist, estimates that the bow alone now supports some 650 tons of rusticles, [108] and that they will have devoured 50% of the hull within 200 years. [107] In 1978, The Walt Disney Company and National Geographic magazine considered mounting a joint expedition to find the Titanic, using the aluminium submersible Aluminaut. The Titanic would have been well within the submersible's depth limits, but the plans were abandoned for financial reasons. [13] Scovazzi, Tullio (2003). "The Application of "Salvage Law and Other Rules of Admiralty" ". In Garabello, Roberta; Scovazzi, Tullio (eds.). The protection of the underwater cultural heritage: before and after the 2001 UNESCO Convention. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. ISBN 978-90-411-2203-2. a b c d Broad, William J. (31 August 1996). "Effort to Raise Part of Titanic Falters as Sea Keeps History". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 3 April 2021 . Retrieved 18 May 2020.

Titanic couple take the plunge". BBC News. BBC. 28 July 2001. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017 . Retrieved 15 April 2012. For an overall discussion of the history of the salvage legal proceedings, see R.M.S. Titanic, Inc. v. Haver, 171 F.3d 943 (4th Cir. Va. 1999), and related opinions. Salvage Law Update Fall 2004" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2011 . Retrieved 23 June 2010. These specialized vehicles are designed to withstand immense water pressure while eliminating the dangers of sending people down to the bottom of the ocean. They can capture images and video footage and retrieve and manipulate artifacts with remote-controlled arms.

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On Monday, Rear Admiral John Mauger of the US Coast Guard told reporters that crews were “doing everything we can” to find the submersible. While the amount of time it takes to reach the Titanic’s depth will depend on the submersible being used, most expeditions tend to take between two and four hours to reach their final depth.

Spignesi, Stephen (20 February 2012). "An Expanded Interview with Douglas Faulkner-Woolley". Stephen Spignesi. Archived from the original on 28 March 2022 . Retrieved 16 November 2020. A replica of the sketchbook Leonardo DiCaprio's character uses in the movie Titanic containing never-before-seen artwork created for the film by James Cameron.Handwerk, Brian (18 August 2010). "Titanic Is Falling Apart". National Geographic Magazine. Archived from the original on 14 February 2018 . Retrieved 7 March 2012. Ballard, Robert D. (December 1985). "How We Found Titanic". National Geographic Magazine. Vol.168, no.6. pp.696–719.

Colossal water pressure will always be an issue when discussing any object that sits 12,500 feet under the water. At such a tremendous depth, the pressure is nearly 400 times more intense than you would experience at the surface. The results were inconclusive, as three weeks of surveying in almost continuous bad weather during July and August 1980 failed to find the Titanic. The problem was exacerbated by technological limitations; the Sea MARC sonar used by the expedition had a relatively low resolution and was a new and untested piece of equipment. It was nearly lost only 36 hours after it was first deployed when the tail was ripped off during a sharp turn, destroying the magnetometer, which would have been vital for detecting the Titanic 's hull. Nonetheless, it surveyed an area of some 500 square nautical miles (1,700 square kilometres) and identified 14 possible targets. [23] A documentary of this expedition, featuring Welles, was titled Search for the Titanic (1981). [24] Amos, Jonathan (20 June 2023). "Titanic sub live updates: Crew of Titan sub believed to be dead, says vessel operator". BBC News. Archived from the original on 22 June 2023 . Retrieved 22 June 2023. McGlone, Tim (14 August 2010). "Norfolk judge grants salvage award for Titanic artifacts". The Virginian-Pilot. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012 . Retrieved 15 March 2012. MacInnis said that in the event the submersible is located deep within the ocean, any recovery will be “incredibly costly”.In deep sea expeditions, MacInnis said, crews often worry about the “trinity”: fire, hull failure or entanglement. The Titanic Story: Timeline For 2000". Titanic Heritage Trust. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010 . Retrieved 9 March 2012. The coast guard is relying on aircraft, some of which have underwater detection capabilities. But officials admitted they only have the capability to search for sounds at the moment.

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