Press Release: Unsinking the “Unsinkable”: DRAIN THE TITANIC Explores Century-Old Mysteries, April 12 on Discovery

Discovery (logo via Wikimedia)

Discovery (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (March 18, 2015) – It’s been 103 years since the Titanic went down and nearly 30 years since its wreckage was located in the darkness of the Atlantic Ocean, but still no one has ever been able to record the full extent of its remains…until now. DRAIN THE TITANIC, premiering Sunday, April 12 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Discovery, depicts a virtual draining process revealing spectacular 3D images of what the “unsinkable” wreck looks like now, in the light of day. New visualization techniques offer for the first time a detailed examination of the entire wreck site and a clearer picture of how the Titanic actually sank, reached the bottom, and impacted the seabed.

Examining the wreck section by section, DRAIN THE TITANIC provides new insights into the historical story of the ship and its sinking. For the first time, viewers will see the bow and stern as they sit 600 metres apart, intersected by a debris field of the ships contents and passengers possessions. Part of a recent multi-million dollar endeavour – the Titanic Mapping Project, funded by RMS Titanic, Inc – the draining’s overall scientific goal is to map the Titanic wreck site more accurately than ever before. The newly applied science provides a clearer picture of how the ship actually sank, resulting in new theories on how and when she actually broke apart and what has happened to the wreck over the course of a century underwater. With this information, scientists and maritime archeologists have a phenomenal resource for tracking the status of the wreck, and can more accurately theorize the eventual fate of the ship once deemed unsinkable.

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