Nautical Research Group Discovers Some Significant Findings on the Wreck Site of RMS Titanic

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Nautical Research Group has returned from a highly successful scientific research expedition to RMS Titanic. Two startling observations of note were discovered. Preliminary findings have revealed that Titanic is in an advanced state of deterioration and some data may provide new clues to how she broke up near the surface.

Nautical Research Group has returned from a highly successful scientific research expedition to RMS Titanic. In the course of processing the high quality digital video shot on Titanic last week, two startling observations of note were discovered. Preliminary findings have revealed that Titanic is in an advanced state of deterioration and some data may provide new clues to how she broke up near the surface.

The first significant observation was that the mast has finally collapsed in the area above the bell stanchion. In a recent scientific article that Nautical Research Group president, David Bright will present at Oceans 2005, our corporation reported from our 2003 Titanic expedition significant morphological changes in the bow structures on Titanic. In particular, the 2003 photometric data revealed a split in on the left side of the mast above the crow's nest with very distinctive crumbling of the metal on the right side of this same portion of the mast.

Last year, Dr. Robert Ballard filmed this area extensively and although they were able to verify our observations of the mast being damaged in this area, it was still rigid and intact. Over the past year, this area has weakened and we can report that the mast has now collapsed exactly at this position. Although the mast is intact, it now looks like an "L" supported upward by the forecastle of the ship. We will be publishing digital footage of this mast position in the next 6 weeks.

The second observation of note was one that was not expected. We found a life boat davit on the stern section of the ship, more than a half mile away from the bow section of Titanic. Many historians have thought that the break-up of Titanic was more aft than any of these davits and therefore the discovery of a davit in this area is most significant. This piece of data may suggest that Titanic broke up more forward than what was originally thought. Further analysis of this observation will need to be done. For the latest information on the analysis of the Titanic data, visit our corporate weblog at http://shipwreck.blogs.com .

Nautical Research Group, Inc., a private Delaware corporation, is a consulting firm that provides full service discovery, exploration, research and analysis on the sea and shipwreck disasters throughout the world. Our group of professional consultants are the leaders in their field for the scientific analysis of ships, shipwrecks and their historical preservation. Additional information about Nautical Research Group, its underwater projects and research services are available at http://www.nauticalresearch.com .

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