Nation/World


Titanic Sinks Again; Effort Abandoned

The Titanic sank again Friday.

A commercial expedition to raise part of the luxury liner ended in failure in the middle of the night when the nylon lines being used to lift a 21-ton section of the hull snapped and the chunk of steel dropped 2-1/2 miles back to the bottom of the cold North Atlantic.

With food running low, the seas getting rough and the expedition members exhausted, the $5 million salvage operation was abandoned until at least next summer.


 
Tags: briefly, ship

Click here to comment on this story »




Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(509) 747-4422
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile