Titanic ‘treasure hunt’ is in way too deep for UK’s liking


Titanic ‘treasure hunt’ is in way too deep for UK’s liking

Company plans to take artefacts from inside the fabled liner, in defiance of a new UK-US treaty

Bill Gardner

Hidden treasures inside the wreck of the RMS Titanic will be recovered for the first time under controversial plans opposed by the UK government.

A private US company has announced plans to “surgically remove” a deckhouse roof so it can retrieve precious artefacts including a Marconi wireless system described as “the most famous radio in the world”.

Backed by private equity firms, RMS Titanic Inc plans to lead the expedition. It has been the ship’s official “salvor in possession” for nearly 30 years and is the only entity permitted to remove items from the wreck site...

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