The once grand sensation, the Titanic, which carried approximately 2,224 passengers and crew on its
maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York,when the ship hit an iceberg late on the night of April 14, 1912, and sank to the bottom of the sea early the next morning, is rapidly disintegrating into the sea. This incident took more the 1514 lives.
Since then Titanic has been sitting in two pieces 3800m below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean till it was finally found in 1st September,1985. It has been more than 30 years that the wreck has been discovered. Recently the scientists revealed that natural forces like salt corrosion, strong deep-ocean currents and hungry metal-eating microbe is responsible for the wreck’s rapid demise .Researchers and experts with the expedition said in a statement that Halomonus Titanicae,is a rust-munching bacteria amongst those microbes . The species was named after the ship in 2010, when researchers discovered a colony of the microscopic buggers on a rusticle that had been removed from the wreck in 1991. Henrietta Mann, one of the researchers who described the bacteria, predicted that the microbes could finish the entire Titanic shipwreck by 2030. The water salinity lies at 3.5 per cent where The Titanic sits which worsens the situation as it’s easy for the bacteria to survive in such condition
Irrespective of the aforementioned, the ship’s infamous story and all of the media attention surrounding it, will not allow the memory of the ship to get erased any time soon — even if nothing remains of it. Items from the unforgettable Titanic is still fetching high prices at auction.
Titanic historian Parks Stephenson said in footage filmed for an upcoming documentary on the expedition. “That whole deck house on that side is collapsing, taking with it the state rooms. And that deterioration is going to continue advancing.”