This is the Titanic on the night of April 14th, 1912. The ship is surrounded by ice.
What people need to do is to protect the wreck of the Titanic as much as they can. I'm pretty sure that with all the technological progress we've done, we can at least preserve the wreck for a time, before it eventually disappears.
It seems I’m not the only one who has the desire to get the Titanic out of the depths of the sea. My mother told me that it’s a risk to take the Titanic out of the water because of the whole metal construction corrosion it. A century has passed away since Titanic sank. She also told me the entire project would cost several million dollars and it would be risky to do something like that. I don’t think the ship will easily "disappear" because there are Spanish galleys made of wood at the time and they are 400 years under the water. I hope they will find ways to prevent the metal structure from collapsing. I wish the machine were real to help us to cease the ship sinking. Wish the luck the character Dr. Who and his time machine are real.
I hope the ship won't disappear as fast as scientists think it will (according to them, within 20/50 years it will collapse on itself). I am absolutely sure that the Titanic can be preserved way more longer with the technology of our century. That's what should be done, instead of raising it out of water.
Indeed, wouldn't it be fantastic to be able to go back in time, to prevent such tragedies? I would be the first one to try and stop this magnificient ship from sinking!
Another fantastic piece. Simply beautiful
If only they knew..
The ship's fate was sealed when they decided to make it sail at full speed at night, knowing they were surrounded by ice. Big, big mistake.
Beautiful image, excellent likeness!
Indeed she really was a magnificient ship, and I think we'll never see any other ship as beautiful as this one, unfortunately.
I agree on that. This, and more safety would have saved the Titanic. If only they stopped the ship at night when they were entering the icefield... I think what makes the story of the Titanic so heartbreaking is the fact that this disaster could have been completely avoided.
So many "if onlys" in this tragedy (mostly human-related): "If only Captain Smith had resisted Bruce Ismay's appeal to his ego and *not* lit the last remaining boilers..."; "If only the lookouts had been able to access the binoculars in the locker in the crow's nest..." (apparently one of the ship's senior officers had the key in his pocket at the time he was reassigned to a different ship, and had forgotten that he had it); "If only White Star had approved the number of lifeboats Thomas Andrews had *originally* suggested..."; "If only the crew had held a lifeboat drill that Sunday…"; "If only (and this one's *huge*) 'Society' hadn't been so complacent..." And that's only a handful of "if onlys." (I have no doubt there are *many* more "if onlys" owing to the human factor.
And I'm certain there are other stories like Titanic's that could have ended more *positively* (like the Andrea Doria-Stockholm collision), for example... or the Costa Concordia).