A private U.S. ship-lifting company received permission through the ship to cut the hull of the Titanic shipwreck to retrieve the wireless transmitter from which the ship’s crew signaled in 1912.
For the summer of 2020, the private company RMS Titanic Inc (RMST) planned to dive into the Atlantic Ocean at the site of the wreck of the Titanic liner. The purpose of the expedition is a unique wireless telegraph Marconi, from which on the night of April 14-15, 1912 was given an SOS signal to ships located nearby.
To extract this artifact will use underwater robots, which must cut off a part of the hull of the ship to penetrate the ship’s deckhouse. According to The Washington Post, permission to carry out these manipulations was approved by a federal court in Virginia.
It is noted that the start of the expedition is still opposed by a number of other factors, including obtaining a funding plan from the ship, which is complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the rise of artefacts from the Titanic is opposed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which believes that it is necessary to honor the memory of the victims and not turn the wreck into “museum excavations”.
“The Titanic was the largest ship in the early 20th century, with the liner leaving Southampton (Hampshire, England) for New York (USA) on April 10. On the night of April 14-15, the ship was hit by an iceberg and sank, claiming the lives of 1,496 people.