OceanGate company will create a full on 3D-scans sunk "Titanic"
The company OceanGate Seattle unveiled its plans for an underwater expedition to the place where lies the legendary transatlantic steamship "Titanic." From 1912 to the sunken liner went down at least 200 people and last expedition was completed in 2005. But OceanGate wants not just to admire the remains of the once giant ship, but also to create the most detailed on 3D-scans of the steamer, to document its condition for history. This has not yet been done by anybody.
The expedition is scheduled for the spring of 2018, and in its course will be used innovative submersibles Cyclops 2, as well as advanced scanning technology. We can say that this is the most interesting project related to the "Titanic" in 1995, when director James Cameron submarine descended to the ocean floor to personally inspect the remains of the ship and use the data for the shooting of his next Oscar-winning blockbuster.
"Documenting the history is very important in itself. On the other hand, we want to understand, for example, how the state of the metal, which is a hundred years spent at great depths, and as the impact of these conditions on other materials. We want to assess the effect of currents, bacteria, nature and many other factors in the wreck, "- said the company's founder OceanGate Stockton Rush.
Make 3D-pictures high-resolution objects under water it is difficult, and there are many reasons. The project will AIVL laboratory experts participated (Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory) at the Oceanographic Institute in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The entire project should take about seven weeks, according to the organizers. Submersibles Cyclops 2 will be provided with laser scanners, sonar and other means for shooting in low visibility conditions. Inside the device is placed a team of five people, including the pilot, the head of the mission, as well as three experts, among which are marine biologists, archaeologists and other experts.
In addition to experts in "Titanic" will be able to come down and just wanting to touch the legend. The company OceanGate openly selling tickets for excursion to the place where the sunken ship is at rest. The ticket will cost wishing to 105,129 dollars. All on the first expedition 54 places for tourists was provided. It is true all the tickets from the first batch already scattered like hot cakes, bringing the company more than $ 5 million. The money covers part of the research liner costs.