The RMS Titanic, which sank in April, 1912, in the Atlantic, is still not far from the place of its wreckage.

Source: technology

In fact, now the liner has almost no chance of being brought to the surface. Right after the wreck it could have been done, even all the necessary technology was available. However, sometime after the catastrophe, the Titanic was swept away several miles away and could not be found.

The bow view. Source: technology

It wasn't until 1985 that Robert Ballard's expedition was able to find the passenger liner. By that time, it was no longer possible to raise it because of its poor condition. The point is that the ship has rusted away and is devoured by bacteria, so at any attempt to lift it, there is a risk that the Titanic will turn into dust. Some scientists are confident that after a few decades, no trace of the liner will be left.

The rusted away Titanic’s anchor. Source: technology

It is worth noting that although the Titanic could not be raised to the surface, more than five thousand objects from the liner had already been brought to land.

Source: technology

This might also interest you:

Drone with 8K camera goes down to the RMS Titanic for the first time: historians get details no one has seen before

Titanic survivor: the incredible story of silent movie star Dorothy Gibson