100 year old sunken ship discovered in the Antarctic

The Weddell Sea in Antartica. Reuters

THE ship Endurance, which sank during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1915, was unearthed 106 years later.

During Shackleton’s quest to become the first to reach Antarctica, the Endurance was crushed by ice and sunk in 1915. Because of Shackleton’s valiant efforts, all of the passengers survived.

According to The New York Times, the wreck was located 10,000 feet beneath the Weddell Sea near the Antarctic Peninsula. The historic finding was reported on Wednesday by the Endurance22 search mission, which was financed by a private donor.

“With the discovery of Endurance, we have created polar history and successfully completed the world’s most difficult shipwreck search,” expedition leader John Shears told The New York Times.

In 2018, the world’s oldest intact wreckage was discovered 50 miles off the coast of Bulgaria in the Black Sea.

The Black Sea is a body of water in the Black Sea. Maritime Archaeology Project in the Black Sea (Black Sea MAP) The 75-foot ship was discovered 1.24 kilometres beneath the surface by archaeologists from the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project, where it had remained for almost 2,400 years. It’s assumed that the absence of oxygen at the ship’s depth maintained it in such fine shape. It’s thought to be the same boat depicted by Greek artist, Siren Painter on his elaborate vases.

It is thought that, if Shackleton had access to the kind of advanced ship navigation software used in marine route planning today, the ship may have avoided collision with the ice.

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