Its been over a century and yet people are still fascinated by the Titanic.

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For the first time in 15 years, deep-sea explorers have dived to explore the condition of the ship.  The results were not good.

BBC News reports,

Sub dive reveals Titanic wreck is deteriorating.  Over the course of five sub dives, an international team of deep-sea explorers surveyed the wreck.  While some parts of the sunken ship were in surprisingly good condition, other features have been lost to the sea.


It was an international team of deep-sea explorers that dived.  The Titanic lies 3,800m down in the Atlantic.

The worst decay was seen on the starboard side of the officers' quarters. Titanic historian Parks Stephenson said some of what he saw during the dive was "shocking"."The captain's bathtub is a favorite image among Titanic enthusiasts - and that's now gone," he said. "That whole deckhouse on that side is collapsing, taking with it the staterooms. And that deterioration is going to continue advancing."

Although, no ocean liners, our own Lake Erie has its share of sunken ships some 2000 in fact. 

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