Ernest Shackleton’s famed ship ‘Endurance’
Scientists have found Ernest Shackleton’s famed ship ‘Endurance’ nearly 110 years after it was crushed by ice and sank near Antarctica.
The ship was discovered at a depth of 3008 metres (9869 feet) in the Weddell Sea.
The ship remains in remarkable condition, looking much like it did when it went down on November 21st, 1915.
Video of the wreckage shows that its structure is till very much intact – with the name ‘Endurance’ clearly visible on the stern.
Mensun Bound, Marine Archaeologist and Director of Exploration for the mission said the team is “overwhelmed by our good fortune in having located and captured images of Endurance”.
“This is by far the finest wooden shipwreck I have ever seen,” he said.
“It is upright, well proud of the seabed, intact, and in a brilliant state of preservation. You can even see ‘Endurance’ arced across the stern, directly below the taffrail.”
“This is a milestone in polar history; however, it is not all about the past; we are bringing the story of Shackleton and Endurance to new audiences and to the next generation, who will be entrusted with the essential safeguarding of our polar regions and our planet.”
Footage courtesy of the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust
Credit to : Newstalk