Titanic Actionable Salvage Plan

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The United States government will try to prevent a proposed salvage attempt to retrieve the wireless telegraph machine from Titanic, stating it would break the law and pact with Britain to leave the shipwreck undisturbed .

An Atlanta firm, RMS Titanic Inc, plans to begin recovering the radio equipment by the end of August. The operation requires a submersible to cut into the deteriorating roof.

The US government lawyers argue that the company requires authorisation from the Secretary of Commerce before conducting research or salvage expeditions “that would physically alter or disturb the wreck”.

They add that the agreement with the UK regulates entry into the hull to prevent the disturbance of “other artifacts and any human remains”.

The agreement calls for the Titanic “to be recognised as a memorial to those men,women and children who perished and whose remains should be given appropriate respect”.

 

One Response to “Titanic Actionable Salvage Plan”

  1. John Stone Says:

    This is disgusting after all this is a mass grave site. I have been a Titanic home researcher since 1977 when I met Jack Grimm who in 1980,82,83 dove on the wreck and even claimed to have photograph of one of the screws, he died being laughed at but he was a brilliant person who made me believe in finding the wreck. It was bad enough that they took personal artefacts from the seabed and when they destroyed the crows nest attempting to retrieve the bell that struck three times ( danger ahead). Cutting into the superstructure just to have people quaking at a highly historic find. Disgusting, how can we stop them? John

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