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WATCH: First 8K footage of Titanic wreck shows incredible details of decaying ship

By AYIE LICSI Published Sep 06, 2022 7:30 pm

A 2022 Titanic expedition has successfully captured the world's first 8K footage of the sunken ship, showing details of the wreckage never seen before in the highest video quality.

OceanGate Expedition shared the clip on YouTube, using high-definition deepsea cameras and 3D sonar scanners.

"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 colors in this footage," the company's president Stockton Rush said.

He added that the footage will help their scientists and maritime archaeologists to characterize the decay of the ship.

The high-quality video uncovered new details from the sunken ship, such as the name of the anchor maker, Noah Hingley & Sons Ltd., on the portside anchor. Green lights from the laser scaling system are also seen in the clips.

The new 8K footage will be compared to the videos and images from 2021 to see changes in certain areas of the shipwreck and determine its current rate of decay.

The RMS Titanic sank in April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean during its maiden voyage as it was en route to New York City from Southampton, England. When it collided with an iceberg, some 1,500 passengers and ship personnel died as the ship sank.

The wreck of the Titanic lies at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, some 13,000 feet underwater and about 400 nautical miles from Newfoundland, Canada.