Durability of Shackleton’s lost ship discovered 107 years after sinking Antarctica

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s shipwreck, Endurance, was discovered 107 years after being trapped in sea ice and sinking off the coast of Antarctica.

The wooden ship has not been seen since it sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915, and a month after the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest’s death, the Endurance 22 Expedition departed Cape Town, South Africa in February.

According to the Folkland Maritime Heritage Trust, Endurance was discovered at a depth of 3,008 meters, about four miles south of the position originally recorded by the ship’s captain Frank Worsley.

The expedition’s chief of expedition said the Endurance footage showed that it was intact and “by far the best wooden shipwreck” he saw.

Maritime archeology states:

“It’s upright, proud of the ocean floor, intact, and in excellent condition. Just below the tough rail, you can see the” endurance “that arcs across the stern.

“This is a milestone in polar history.”

Dr. John Sears, the leader of the expedition, said his team, accompanied by historian Dan Snow, completed what he called “the search for the most challenging shipwreck in the world.” He said he made “History of the Polar”.

He states: “Furthermore, we have done important scientific research in parts of the world that have a direct impact on the Earth’s climate and environment.

“We also have an unprecedented educational outreach program on board live, with new generations from around the world joining Endurance22, the amazing story of polar exploration, and what humans can achieve and what they achieve. It has made it possible to be inspired by the obstacles that can be overcome. They can be overcome when they work together. “

Sir Ernest and his crew set out to achieve the first crossing of the Antarctic continent, but Endurance did not reach land, was trapped in dense drift ice, and the 28 soldiers on board were finally. I had to abandon the ship.

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