Robert: Experts say the Titanic wreck won’t be around much longer
The world’s most famous ocean liner is not long for this world. After new photos of the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic have surfaced, experts are estimating it won’t be too much longer before the remains completely deteriorate.
Titanic historian, Parks Stephenson, recently visited the site of the wreckage, located just 643 kms off the coast of the island. “That whole deck house on that side is collapsing, taking with it the state rooms,” he says. “And that deterioration is going to continue advancing.” He also notes that many parts of the ship have already completely disappeared.
Local expert, Larry Daley, noted to NTV that the reason for the rapid decay can be chalked up to two main factors; the pressure of the ocean, and a microscopic bacteria that’s been eating away at the ship since it sank in 1912.
Many are estimating that the entire vessel will cease to exist in as little as 25 years.