Thursday, April 12, 2012

Protecting Titanic

One hundred years after it sank on April 15, the RMS Titanic still rests on the seafloor, vulnerable to damage and salvage. An international agreement was signed by the US, U.K., Canada and France that recognizes the wreck site as a memorial and one of great archaeological, historical, and cultural importance. Learn more about NOAA and Titanic here.

The RMS Titanic disaster helped spawn the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol and the Amver system. The U.S. Coast Guard and International Maritime Organization have also issued a statement about protecting the Titanic site.

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