NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: A scale model of the RMS Titanic sits on display at the opening of the "Titanic at 100: Myth and Memory" exhibition on April 10, 2012 in New York City. The exhibit opened at the Melville Gallery, part of the South Street Seaport Museum, on the 100th anniversary of Titanic's launch on her maiden - and only - voyage. The exhibition features mayday communications from the ship, personal artifacts from survivors, production items from Titanic films and interactive multimedia tours through the ship. The British passenger liner sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, killing more than 1,500 people on April 15,1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A team of explorers made five dives to the wreck recently, which lies in two pieces at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. A production company which is producing a documentary about the expedition found the hull starting to collapse and the officers’ quarters, where the captain had his rooms, beginning to deteriorate.
“The most shocking area of deterioration was the starboard side of the officers’ quarters, where the captain’s quarters were,” said Titanic historian Parks Stephenson. “Captain’s bathtub is a favorite image among the Titanic enthusiasts, and that’s now gone. That whole deck hole on that side is collapsing taking with it the staterooms, and the deterioration is going to continue advancing.” It’s kinda sad we’re losing a piece of history…
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